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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: 850-455-5167
9:30 am - 3:45 pm
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Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S....

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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Interesting stop. Worth taking the time!

We just stumbled on this and decided to go in because it is part of the National Park Service. The staff know all about the history and gave such detail. It was amazing how good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stumbled on this and decided to go in because it is part of the National Park Service. The staff know all about the history and gave such detail. It was amazing how good they were at telling the story about all of the forts and how important they were. He even talked about skipping cannon balls across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited at the beginning of summer, before the crowds descended. Fort Barrancas is on Pensacola Naval Air Station, so anticipate that as well. The fort is very well-preserved, and is right on the Gulf. Be prepared for steps and awkward angles (remember, it's a fort). The location is nicely isolated, and quite beautiful.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ft. Barancas, located on beautiful Pensacola Naval Air Station, is an excellent picture of history of Revolutionary / Civil War Eras. Interesting note: Ft. Barancas was controlled by Confederates while Ft. Pickens on nearby Pensacola Beach was manned by the Union soldiers. Not only is this a magnificent historical monument, but also it is an incredible place for kids of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great afternoon.. Took the time to walk the fort .. But not the trails wiche should have been even more exicitin.. Such history.. Greatly recunstructed.. You can pictured your self at the time and date of the event.. Great place for puctures..i thank god for a fun and great day ... Great staff

Thank westyyal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot to visit. So is Ft. Pickens, for that matter. It's an interesting trip back in time.

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Adrian, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in just as a tour was starting. This was a pretty amazing fort. We learned so much on our tour. I'd visit again. I always say, "Know before you go" there are lots of uneven surfaces and steep stairs. I saw lots of people abandon their strollers and carry their little ones. However, if you're able, it is... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

As Pensacola is the premier location for Naval history, a visitor will be delighted to learn that a location that the Indian Chief Geronimo once lived and escaped is located on the pristine beach of Pensacola!

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This place was absolutely beautiful! We interned the ashes of both my father and mother. They will be in a beautiful crypt. They has a little area to hold a little service. The whole place was very dignified and peaceful. I highly recommend this place as a final resting spot for veterans, et al.

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St Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

It was nice to check this fort off our National Parks Passport, but nothing special about this fort. The park rangers were very nice!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Make sure to read updated directions on NPS site as Waze took us to wrong entrance on the naval base. This is a great fort! Loved being able to walk all the way around inside! Great history! Park Rangers were super nice! Really enjoyed our visit!

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