Fort Pickens Area, Pensacola Beach

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See an important piece of U.S. military history at Fort Pickens Area. The fort was used between 1834 and 1947 to protect Pensacola Harbor. It proved its worth during the Civil War, when its impregnable walls prevented Confederate soldiers from capturing it. For almost a year the fort served as a prison for famous Apache chief Geronimo. From old cannons to World War II batteries, you can see how the fort adapted to the current needs of warfare. You are free to explore by yourself. PutFort Pickens Area into our Pensacola Beach holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Nice easy drive. Plenty of old bunkers and gun mounts. We will go back in warmer weather when it is not so cold and windy. 
    Nice easy drive. Plenty of old bunkers and gun mounts. We will go back in warmer weather when it is not so cold and windy.  more »
  • This place is historically awesome! Most monuments and parks comparable to this are limited availability or are by tour only. Here, you are able to freely roam the grounds, and they are rich with... 
    This place is historically awesome! Most monuments and parks comparable to this are limited availability or are by tour only. Here, you are able to freely roam the grounds, and they are rich with...  more »
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  • AMAZING Family outing today! 100% worth the drive down there! Family of 6 kids age 5 to 16 plus my parents and everyone had a wonderful time. Such a beautiful piece of American history. Download the app and do the self guided tour of numbers 1-16. Totally get a 5 star review all around this place and the accommodations as well as the app info!
  • This place is in Pensacola Beach Florida. Pretty cool fort to walk around and look at. The beach here is decent but they do not allow dogs on the sand. Not a bad place to spend an hour or so. We were there early so we did not pay a fee but upon leaving, the toll booth had opened and looked as though people were having to pay. I think it was 25 bucks a vehicle. We got lucky. Sorry no pics.

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