Fort Barrancas, Pensacola

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#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Florida Panhandle
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  • Took the tour, like to hear about what we are seeing. Many steps and inclines. Volunteer of NPS led an excellent tour.  more »
  • Visited the fort with my father who was visiting and is retired Navy. Great place to walk through and imagine what the experience was for those soldiers who guarded the bay back in the day. We enjoyed...  more »
  • The history involved in this place is amazing! The views are breathtaking but when it is better to go when the weather is cooler since you will be walking a lot.  more »
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  • Nice fort to check. Its more in the historical end than architectural. When i went, it was self guided tour. The fort doesn’t have elaborative information at each interest point. Still worth it to check for the location and history.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the fort. It's truly a marvel to see what people used for warfare and even survival long before modern technology came along.
  • It was really beautiful fort to walk around. It was extremely hot the day we visited, so no Ranger led tours. We took the paper guide and read through the things we wanted to learn about. I highly recommend it to anyone.
  • Great historical landmark and extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff!
  • Fort Barrancas is a phenomenal multi-national American historic site as it has been occupied by Spain, France, England, the Confederacy, and the United States. In 1559, Spain established a settlement in Florida on Pensacola Bay but the site was abandoned soon afterward. Spaniards revived the settlement in 1698, surrendered it to the French in 1719, regained it by treaty in 1722, ceded it to the English in 1763, and repossessed it by force in 1781. From 1839–1844, the historic Spanish fort on the hill was reconstructed. The US deactivated Fort Barrancas on April 15, 1947, following World War II.

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