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Pensacola Lighthouse


Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola, right across from the National Naval Aviation Museum.

The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three historic forts, the Pensacola skyline, and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters - built in 1869 - is home to the Richard C. Callaway museum, which houses numerous exhibits on local history and the lighthouse itself. 

The Pensacola Lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. 


NAS Pensacola to change gate access procedures

Effective Feb. 1, 2016, all unescorted visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a DoD identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate (Blue Angel Parkway).

NAS Pensacola's Main Gate (Navy Boulevard) will be open to all employees, military and DoD cardholders, as well as previously vetted personnel who possess a valid visitor's pass. Visitors to Barrancas National Cemetery will be vetted upon arrival at the Visitors Information Center, Bldg. 777, at the Main Gate.


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  • Largest Room 1800
  • Number of Rooms 2
Tent Option 1 (30x60)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1800
Tent Option 2 (30x40)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1200