Fort Barrancas, 3182 Taylor Rd, Pensacola
Fort Barrancas or Fort San Carlos de Barrancas is a historic United States military fort in the Warrington area of Pensacola, Florida, located physically on Naval Air Station Pensacola.
The hill-top fort, connected to a sea-level water battery, overlooks Pensacola Bay, from what is now Naval Air Station Pensacola. Because Show more... the hill-top fort was rebuilt of brick, becoming Fort Barrancas, the older, water battery downhill has also been called Fort San Carlos, separately, being a remnant from the time the hilltop was the wooden Fort San Carlos de Barrancas.
Spanning a multi-century history, the U.S. Army deactivated Fort Barrancas on April 15, 1947. Designated a National Historic Site in 1960, control of the site was transferred to the National Park Service in 1971. After extensive restoration during 1971-1980, Fort Barrancas was opened to the public.
A Google User This is the neatest fort! Our family had a great time walking the walls and tunnels in this fort(s). The fort(s) part is that there are actually 2 forts on the site: the original Spanish fort (the white one) and the later build American one (the brick one). The building design is ingenious with very little of the fort showing from the outside. Don't go here and skip the walk through the tunnels-hallways. It is a lengthy walk with one way in and one way out --- you will be walking the perimeter of the entire fort! Smart design with the walls and air vents. We were amazed at the marvelous condition of the tunnels, doorways, floors, and ceilings. Marvelously maintained! On the Spanish side, just note that the steps are steep and the doorways dark! A must see!