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Fort Barrancas (Gulf Islands National Seashore)

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The Gulf Islands National Seashore parks are currently closed due to the government shutdown.

Fort Barrancas is high on a bluff overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay, Fort Barrancas stands as a monument to the legacy of America’s early homeland defense. Built with 6 million bricks, walls 4 feet thick and 20 feet high, Fort Barrancas was completed in 1844 and remains an example of military engineering and a marvel of human ingenuity.

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