Fort Barrancas

Fort Barrancas, Pensacola: Hours, Address, Fort Barrancas Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort Barrancas
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was built in 1821.
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Barbara W
Houston, TX3 contributions
Apr 2019
This fort was built during the Civil War to protect the Gulf Coastal area from invaders. Well preserved and an easy walkabout morning time frame. Good views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Written March 2, 2020
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Jeff M
Pensacola, FL1 contribution
May 2015 • Solo
Pete,

It sounds like you went to the Advanced Redoubt the smaller fort on Taylor Road. That is only open on Saturdays at 1100 am. It cannot be left open, because sadly, people will vandalize it.

The main fort at Fort Barrancas doesn't close until 4:30 and is staffed with a Ranger and Volunteers.

Hope this helps.

Jeff
Written May 5, 2015
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Lauris47
Fort Worth, TX2 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
This was a Texas fort that I had never heard about, but what an experience to walk around and to experience history. To think about the men who served and fought at that very site. Fort Barrancas is very well maintained and the volunteers are very knowledgeable about this fort. Don't miss it!
Written May 21, 2015
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Lynne
Ocala, FL17 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
After reading other reviews stating it is open and knowing with Military ID’s we can get on base, we drove over from Eglin AFB. When we got to the NAS we were informed that all roads to the fort were closed for construction. Every possible detour left us on the wrong side of “road closed” barricades. We caught a few glimpses of the fort as we searched but not worth the 4 hours of driving. Ugh. I strongly suggest calling before venturing to Pensacola NAS.
Written May 7, 2021
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legalese
Eagan, MN192 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
Such a joke. I made absolutely sure that the website made clear that this visitor center was open before driving two hours one way with my young children to visit this place. Alas, when we arrived, we were told that while the Fort is open, the naval base that you need to enter in order to get to the Fort does not allow non-military folks to enter. Of course, neither the website nor the Facebook page states this. Therefore, unless you are active DOD personnel, you CANNOT access this Fort - even though the NPS insists that it is “open.” So incredibly rude and inconsiderate not to note this anywhere.
Written November 28, 2020
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Robert W
Winchester, TN55 contributions
Nov 2020
We arrived late, the visitors center was closed, no map with relative times for hikes. I am looking forward to coming back and hiking the trails. There are fees. Recommend someone update the information for this attraction as it is not very complete. Located east of the Naval Museum/Lighthouse and on NAS Pensacola.
Written November 10, 2020
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donna m
Vero Beach, FL68 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
It was FREE!! We went there because we just like visiting Forts. It was a smaller fort then what we are use to but a fort all the same :) It didn't take us long to get through it and we were one of a few small groups coming and going. It was close to closing time so we were in and out in 45mins. Our 3 year old son was creeped out and wanted to leave but we comforted him and pushed on. He has been to a couple of forts and this is the first one that he was spooked in. We didn't give it much thought until we looked and the photos we took!!
There appears to be a shadow figure down the hall behind my mother down that hall!!! Very odd since we were in that part of the area ALONE and there is NO way that kind of a shadow could have been cast were this picture was taken. The walls only have small slits for opens, and this doesn't have the shape of the shadow...think about it...shadows are on the ground! Not standing up. Judge for yourself.
Written July 24, 2013
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FLKayaker2003
Bushnell, FL15 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Was on my to-do list for this trip, but NPS has really fallen off its game. Closed when I got there in the middle of the afternoon. You can still see a little from the outside. Filthy, green-mildew-covered park signs and overgrown grass are evidence of general neglect and suggest the $20 is not going to maintain the park as literature suggests. How disappointing.
Written August 10, 2018
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ajator
Stephenville, TX99 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We enjoyed it but would have gotten more out of it if the kids were a little older. Wish we could have gone on a guided tour but didn't think the kids would be quiet and pay attention. Still glad we went. It was amazing to see everything. Kinda creepy!
Written June 21, 2018
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jds754
Monroe, GA408 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
I love to visit old forts and see how cannoneers protected themselves. This one is solid built and protective. I was amazed by the brick work and far under earth it was. Tunnels need to investigated with the aid of a flashlight to really see the details!
Written February 18, 2015
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Fort Barrancas is open:
  • Thu - Mon 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM