Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach

See an important piece of U.S. military history at Fort Pickens. The fort was used between 1834 and 1947 to protect Pensacola Harbor. It proved its worth during the Civil War, when its impregnable walls prevented Confederate soldiers from capturing it. For almost a year the fort served as a prison for famous Apache chief Geronimo. From old cannons to World War II batteries, you can see how the fort adapted to the current needs of warfare. You are free to explore by yourself. Put Fort Pickens into our Pensacola Beach holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Nice way to spend a few hours. Be sure to check out the museum which provides history of the fort, history of the area and environmental information.  more »
  • Our first visit to this park! Great museum and old fort remains! Fishing piers available and many stops for beachcombers. There was a large camping area off the main road but we didn’t use! Looked lik...  more »
  • We loved Ft. Pickens. We rode our bikes there, not once but three times. We walked around the fort, and came back again to walk all over the area. We saw a blue heron and other birds. Great place to g...  more »
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