Fort Barrancas & Advanced Redoubt

sights / Military

Lonely Planet review

On a dramatic bluff overlooking Pensacola Bay, 19th-century Fort Barrancas was built by slaves atop an abandoned 18th-century Spanish fort. The fort, now part of the National Park Service, has endless dark passageways to explore, but not much in the way of displays. A half mile away via a walking trail lie the ruins of Advanced Redoubt, a Civil War–era fort. Wander around on your own, or wait for one of the regularly scheduled ranger tours (2pm daily at Barrancas and 11am Saturday at Advanced Redoubt).