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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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History is alive!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Adrian, Missouri
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Adrian, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a clean, well maintained old fort with roots back to the Spanish. The museum is quite small and the staff do give tours at set times. Not much in the way of displays set up in the fort. You enjoy this sort of history it's worth the stop.

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a friend there and they loved it. The guide was very informative. I would go when it isn't so hot.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually ended up finding this place purely by accident. I am a NPS fan and we were were on NAS Pensacola and I saw the national parks sign and we stopped here. My 4 year old had so much fun exploring the Fort. It was our first Fort. We ended up going to two more Forts that day as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to do a fair amount of walking but if you are interested in history, particularly military history, this is an excellent example of a fort of its time--excellent because it has been maintained reasonably well and because it did not end up getting badly damaged in war. We expected to spend just maybe an hour or two but... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found it by accident while staying at the navy lodge, nice piece of history, a very well built fort, great place to see for military history

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