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Fort Pickens

1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-5116
+1 850-934-2600
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Always fun to add some history

Kids really enjoyed getting to see the fort. We enjoy doing the junior ranger program and getting... read more

Reviewed today
Chris T
via mobile
Pretty cool old fort

Pretty cool old fort to tour surrounded by beautiful beaches. There are lots of osprey nests in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hd c
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Visitors can take a self-guided tour of this authentic fort active during the Civil War and later used as a jail to hold the infamous American Indian chief Geronimo.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (206 reviews)
“civil war” (109 reviews)
“great history” (53 reviews)
LOCATION
1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-5116
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+1 850-934-2600
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"self guided tour"
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"civil war"
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"great history"
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"piece of history"
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"gift shop"
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"love history"
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"national park"
in 80 reviews
"own pace"
in 17 reviews
"lots of history"
in 31 reviews
"interesting place"
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"visitor center"
in 31 reviews
"walk around"
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"history lesson"
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"beautiful drive"
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"blue angels"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Kids really enjoyed getting to see the fort. We enjoy doing the junior ranger program and getting the passport stamps. Neat views and always good to remember our history!

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pretty cool old fort to tour surrounded by beautiful beaches. There are lots of osprey nests in the trees. Excellent place to watch the sunset. Park entrance fee during the day. Hardly crowded at all.

Thank hd c
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The drive to Ft. Pickens through National Seashore is absolutely beautiful with wild dunes, the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound. The self-guided tour provides a wonderful glimpse of this old fort that originally was built with a great deal of slave labor. It...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great facilities wonderful history. Explore a civil war navel fort, restored and ready for your family.

Thank OkieShugg
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting and good pictures the only downfall was the rudeness of some of the people that are not sightseeing. They were a bit pissy about us driving slow.

Thank Missy T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait for the road to the fort to be repaired and the sand removed from Hurricane Nate's visit in Sept so we finally got to see the fort in Nov. Very cool fort and good information as you tour the site. They...More

Thank JV12013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to Pensacola Beach and Pensacola my entire life and finally visited Fort Pickens with my husband. Interesting piece of history. Before walking around the Fort, go to the museum and watch the 15 minute video to learn about the area; it's worth...More

Thank AFPayne
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan a day trip, so you can visit the entire park - walking trails - biking - fishing - Bird Sanctuaries and so much more.

Thank sharonweidelman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history is great to really get the whole feeling read up about the battles these forts was used for in Civil War. It is interesting when walking inside you come to dead ends and sounds weird but in some spots you do feel like...More

Thank Brian J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the tunnels and hidden spots, wondering how in the world they did what they did in the dark and under these conditions...oh, wait they were fighting for a cause.

Thank Cindy M
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Paula F
8 May 2018|
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Response from tammyb | Reviewed this property |
I think they were for people that work there. But not a hundred percent sure.
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HowardKMD
16 February 2018|
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We went in early Jan. there was no gate person or collection point so it was free that day.
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Greta Z
13 February 2018|
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Response from Heatherk321 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a dog park located on Fort Pickens road. It’s a very small dog park and your dog must stay on a leash. The dog park is called Pensacola Beach West dog park and their is another dog park called Pensacola Beach... More
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