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Fort Barrancas

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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“water battery” (20 reviews)
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
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+1 850-455-5167
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"civil war"
in 33 reviews
"water battery"
in 20 reviews
"advanced redoubt"
in 13 reviews
"million bricks"
in 6 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"the national park service"
in 9 reviews
"ft pickens"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"naval museum"
in 17 reviews
"lots of history"
in 12 reviews
"in great shape"
in 5 reviews
"pensacola bay"
in 14 reviews
"the gulf islands national seashore"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 10 reviews
"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this place it was a part of history that I didn’t know much about. If you have to choose with this or Fort Pickens I would choose for Pickens, a little bit better fort to see.

Thank wingnut457
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this while driving towards the Naval museum. We parked at the Advanced Redoubt and walked the trail to the fort. Overall extremely knowledgeable park ranger who was at the main office. It's a self guided, walk where you want tour. The Spanish...More

Thank christopheremerick
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fort was built by rental slaves, tradesmen and laborers with skills comparable or better than military facilities built by civilians. The workmanship in brick is awesome and the fort is a marvel inside. We walked all the halls in the upper and lower levels....More

Thank Donna V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful well maintained Fort with once of the last examples of Spanish water battery. Once a part of a triad of forts to guard the gulf. Volunteer was extremely knowledgeable. There is a junior ranger program and an admittance fee. The fee is waived if...More

Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I love all forts! The history is simply amazing. I love doing family photo sessions and even weddings at the forts lighting is perfect and bricks!!!!! Add color pop.

Thank TheHungryLocal
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We paid for just a day pass to the state park (should gotten for year but oh well). Great place. Not too big. We left in less than hour. Don't think I would go again but worth it at least once.

Thank Jana R
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

I had a great time visiting this fort again it was a nice day to walk through it there was some writing on the walls

Thank Dalton b
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

You can walk through the area were the gunners would shoot from but other than that there is not much to see and no guides to explain anything. I have been in other forts in other states that are way more interesting. Save your money.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

The main fort, the one you first walk into but the centre area of the fort is what needs to be kept and tidied up quite a bit. There's always wasps flying around and the stairs are really sketchy, the area is overgrown, etc but...More

Thank Jacob J
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful piece of history. Great to walk around on a good day. Loved reading up on the area. A must see

Thank Jessica W
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Diana H
May 20, 2018|
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Response from briansS9750NV | Reviewed this property |
Parts of it are, but to see the whole fort you have to go up and down many stairs.
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Saaysaay
March 5, 2017|
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Response from erica32paulk | Reviewed this property |
I went to both in the same day they are an hour apart and I would definitely choose Fort Pickens. The drive there is beautiful and worth the trip but a little long. Fort Barrancas is on a military base and a little hard to... More
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