Fort Barrancas, Pensacola

star star star star star
North Florida
Fort Barrancas, Pensacola
pinit

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.

Continue to directions...

Beautiful iron door and long white arched tunnel.

Learn More

Peering through the slit where guns were fired.

Learn More

Steep dark passages are always fun...it reminded us of the book "Bears in the Night."

Learn More

View of the white dunes.

Learn More

The Spanish fort with its Spanish ornamentation.

Learn More

When you reach the top of the stairs in the fort, there are tunnels to explore!

Learn More

View of Pensacola Lighthouse, from the fort.

Learn More

The natural surroundings are beautiful at the fort!

Learn More

Climb the white stairs of the Spanish fort!

Learn More

Looking up the stairs of the Spanish fort.

Learn More

White wall of Spanish fort, with main fort behind.

Learn More

View as you enter the Pensacola Naval base.

Learn More

Grassy spot on the water in front of family housing at the base.

Learn More

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.

map

Click on map for interactive view

Your Comment

Name
Rating
Description

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

Text and Image copyright: © 2006-2024 LotsaFunMaps.com.
Copying prohibited. Contact the editor | Facebook | Blog | Old Blog