Fort Barrancas, Pensacola

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#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Florida Panhandle
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  • August 8, 2017
    this is on my list for out of town guests as the view gives such a clear explanation of the bay and surroundings, the tiny museum is very informative and the rangers are always friendly and helpful  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Interesting history at this well maintained fort. View from the highest points is beautiful. Inside the fort is cool even in the summer.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Fun little gem within the naval base. Loved that we could walk all over the fort, the hallways within the fort were pretty nifty and it was so interesting seeing the worn floors from the previous sold...  more »
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  • March 24, 2017
    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.
  • January 18, 2017
    This is a definite Pensacola attraction. Excellent spot to picnic at. The actual fort is an architectural wonder, to me, the surrounding natural setting is very pleasant.
  • July 9, 2017
    Awesome time a must if you're in Pensacola
  • March 21, 2017
    Really neat old fort, that they have done a great job restoring, and preserving for everyone to see.
  • March 6, 2017
    Awesome historic site and museum - great tours too

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You'll find places to stay throughout Pensacola, but reserve a place downtown for the best local atmosphere and access to nearby beaches. Downtown Pensacola is on the water, and it features a collection of inns and bed and breakfasts in historical buildings and upscale tower hotels. The national chain hotels and motels along Interstate 10 by the Davis Highway and Pensacola Blvd. exits provide budget-friendly options within driving distance of downtown. It might be tempting to choose one of the budget motels along Highway 90 just west of downtown, but these reside in a rundown area. If you're arriving to spend most of your time by the ocean, stay on Pensacola Beach or Perdido Key, which sit just outside the city limits.
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