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Fort Barrancas

Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was built in 1821.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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Reviewed 23 August 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!

1  Thank Q4696YHtimh
Reviewed 22 August 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...More

1  Thank kathleen1972
Reviewed 21 August 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!!

1  Thank CathyRae25
Reviewed 19 August 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...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank Wyosoldier
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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

1  Thank drpeggy850
Reviewed 14 August 2016 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...More

1  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We took our 4, 10 and 11 year old here. Be prepared to do a lot of walking and quite a few steps. We all loved imagining what could've been in each corridor and the different open spaces. Being surrounded by that much history was...More

Thank marycolene
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Response from erica32paulk | Reviewed this property |
I went to both in the same day they are an hour apart and I would definitely choose Fort Pickens. The drive there is beautiful and worth the trip but a little long. Fort Barrancas is on a military base and a little hard to... More
Chip H
18 May 2016|
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Response from ResqPAC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is but it's an "iron ranger". Its the honor system to put in your money.
24 January 2016|
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Response from tgdg0806 | Reviewed this property |
You just some form of ID to get on the Base. The fort is free to walk around an spend as much time as you want. It's beautiful an lots of Kodak moments. Enjoy the rest of what the Base has to offer. If your lucky you can... More