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