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“Fun Fort”
Review of Fort Barrancas

Fort Barrancas
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$21.99*
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Civil War Tour of Pensacola
Ranked #5 of 111 things to do in Pensacola
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Owner description: Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was built in 1821.
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were at the Naval Air Museum and went by the fort on the way out. It's a cool fort. You can walk the perimeter within the fort walls. It's the first fort that I have been able to do that. If you take the tunnel, you can go down about 4 stories to the outer part and look across the bay at Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach.

Thank DianaS3789
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

A great experience for the kids... running through history with stops along the way for lessons as to the history of the fort and how it came to be. Smaller than other forts in the area and enclosed within the Naval base, nice walking flow and tremendous photo opportunities. I would recommend a visit to Fort Barrancas to anyone looking to gain a sense of their history and get out with the kids.

Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I camped out here a few years back and it was awesome. I would love to do it again. Especially now that the kids are a little older

1  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This fort is soooo cool. Even your kids will get excited to get a history lesson from Fort Barrancas! It's also very beautiful. If you are a photographer, you'll be in pic heaven with all of the intricacies of the building and surrounding beauty!

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Wonderful brickwork in pre-Civil War fort construction. Pay particular attention to the brickwork in the arches - each brick is hand carved to fit that particular shot - no two are alike.

1  Thank Seymour S
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