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Fort Barrancas

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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
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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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Great place to visit. This is the best preserved fort we have ever been in. I hope the the National Park Service is able to keep this fort up forever. It's a great place to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
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DeKalb, Illinois
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DeKalb, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. This is the best preserved fort we have ever been in. I hope the the National Park Service is able to keep this fort up forever. It's a great place to see our history.

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited Fort Barrancas with friends, for an education on this very interesting fort in a fort. The Spanish water battery built in 1787 sits below and slightly south of Fort Barrancas on Pensacola Bay. Both forts are connected by underground tunnels accessible to visitors. Our tour was self guided, but there are guides for tours at certain times daily.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Well preserved and rich in history. We had no idea Fort Barrancas existed, so our trip was highly educational. The construction alone was quite an engineering marvel.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

As a child in the late 1950's we did lots of trips to Fort Barrancus. Since then it has had some restorations done and is a shining example of an old fort. Be prepared for lots of stairs and walking but it is definitely worth it. If you can, do a tour as they give lots of great information. It... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The tour guide made all the difference. I learned more about fort construction, placement and operation than ever before. The history behind this fort is amazing.

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Hartford, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This Fort was very clean and well maintained. Honestly it would have been so much better if we would have waited for a tour guide. They always know so much more than is written down in your pamphlet. So if you go call ahead to see the schedule. I found out later after some research a lot of cool facts... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Walking through is a good way to remind us how we got here. There 's lots of information posted throughout to read as you walk around the fort

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Living in the area, took time to visit as many of the landmarks as possible. The Fort is a historical place and was truly enjoyable to learn about it from the tour guide. I was able to take many photos and have enjoyed looking back at them.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Small fort, well preserved. Lots of history. Fun to explore. Beautiful views of the bay. Plenty of photo ops.

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Freeport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Got done eith the air museum and the kids still had some energy to burn off. We spent a few hours exploring the fort and the tunnels. Great old time outdoor family fun!

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