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Fort Barrancas

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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: 850-455-5167
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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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Learned a great deal about the forts established prior to the Civil War

We've been to a number of forts before, but this is the first time we realized that there were a string of forts established along the east and gulf coast of the United States... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to a number of forts before, but this is the first time we realized that there were a string of forts established along the east and gulf coast of the United States prior to the Civil War. We had a guided tour by one of the Rangers, and that was really worth it. He explained the construction of... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a bit too long to walk with our small grandchildren. But they loved it even though they were to short to see some things. The map was great in figuring out where to go or not go. It was very warm, so take water. Great views and interesting history.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take the kiddos here due to all the great reviews. A lot of history and a really nice fort. I would suggest wearing tennis shoes and definitely taking a bottle of water especially during summer. We truly enjoyed the forts at one point my kids and husband were walking in front of me and I felt like someone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most well preserved fort that I have ever visited. There are so many different hallways to explore in this fort. It seems like every part of it is open to the public to explore. It has an amazing and rich history to it. I will visit this fort again when I am back in Pensacola.

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Cedar Bluff, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the fort on vacation. We love history so we had to stop here. It's amazing. You wouldn't believe how large this fort and the advance redoubt are. The passages at the fort are unending, you don't know what's around the next corner. Nicely preserved and very informative. I think it's a nicer fort than Castillo San Marcos in St.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should learn about the history of our country and one way to learn about it is to see it. Go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan on at least 1 hour to walk the fort. You kids will love the fort. The ranger was very helpful. There is dress up uniform for the kids to try on both rebel and yankee.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of forts that I've been to aren't as well preserved as this one. It's a nice chunk of history you can look out without having to use to much imagination

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort barrancas is located on the naval air station in Pensacola where every naval or marine corps pilot who ever flew a plane has trained. It is also home to the blue angels and a spectacular naval aviation museum. From the fort you can see ft Pickens across the pass to Pensacola bay. These 2 forts in addition to fort... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Barrancas is aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station and you must enter the property from the West Gate (GPS took us to the East Gate, who sent us on the trek over to the West Gate). Fort Barrancas is one of three or four forts built to protect Pensacola Bay by the Spanish as Fort San Carlos de Barrancas in... More 

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