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Fort Barrancas, Pensacola

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Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, North Florida FL

Description

Kids enjoy a visit to Fort Barrancas. It is fun from the minute you walk up the hill to the top. Then you cross a drawbridge as if walking over a moat into a castle! The fort is beautiful. Kids love to run through the dark tunnels and explore. You can look through the slits in the wall where the guns were positioned. Below the main fort is a white Spanish fort with Spanish ornamentation. There is a canon, plus views of the pretty coastline with white dunes. You can read about all the civil war activity that happened here in the visitor center.
Afterward, visit the free National Naval Aviation Museum with its interesting upstairs displays about various wars, and its huge naval aircraft on display. You can see an Imax film as well.

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Beautiful iron door and long white arched tunnel.
Beautiful iron door and long white arched tunnel.
Peering through the slit where guns were fired.
Peering through the slit where guns were fired.
Steep dark passages are always fun...it reminded us of the book "Bears in the Night."
Steep dark passages are always fun...it reminded us of the book "Bears in the Night."
View of the white dunes.
View of the white dunes.
The Spanish fort with its Spanish ornamentation.
The Spanish fort with its Spanish ornamentation.
When you reach the top of the stairs in the fort, there are tunnels to explore!
When you reach the top of the stairs in the fort, there are tunnels to explore!
View of Pensacola Lighthouse, from the fort.
View of Pensacola Lighthouse, from the fort.
The natural surroundings are beautiful at the fort!
The natural surroundings are beautiful at the fort!
Climb the white stairs of the Spanish fort!
Climb the white stairs of the Spanish fort!
Looking up the stairs of the Spanish fort.
Looking up the stairs of the Spanish fort.
White wall of Spanish fort, with main fort behind.
White wall of Spanish fort, with main fort behind.
View as you enter the Pensacola Naval base.
View as you enter the Pensacola Naval base.
Grassy spot on the water in front of family housing at the base.
Grassy spot on the water in front of family housing at the base.
   

Directions

Fort Barrancas is located on the Pensacola Naval base, a half mile east of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Once on the base, follow the signs.
For your GPS, you can type in the address of the National Naval Aviation Museum: 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola FL 32506.
Entry is free.

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Last Updated Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:18:13 GMT