Explore America’s First European Settlement
In 1559, Spanish Conquistador Don Tristan De Luna washed ashore, dubbing Pensacola America’s First Settlement.
Since then, five flags have flown over the bayside city making way for a melting pot of people, culture, food, and more. Read below for hands-on history experiences, attractions, and more.
Historic Sites to Visit
Pensacola Museum of History
330 South Jefferson Street Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 595-5985
Fort Barrancas (Gulf Islands National Seashore)
3182 Taylor Rd Pensacola, FL 32508 (850) 934-2600
National Naval Aviation Museum
1750 Radford Blvd., Ste B NAS Pensacola, FL 32508 (850) 452-3604
Veterans Memorial Park and Wall South
200 S. 10th Ave. Pensacola, FL 32052 (850) 434-6119
Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts
1000 College Blvd., (follow main road east) Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 484-2550
From haunted lighthouses to five flags, find local insight and behind-the-scenes tips into all things history.