March 1, 2020

A SHORT TRIP TO FORT PICKENS

This photo of a cloudy overcast day of Fort Pickens is located on the West end of Santa Rosa Island Florida.

Operating Hours

March 1 – October 31: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last entry at 8:00 p.m.)
November 1 – February 28: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Year-round:
Historic Fort: 8:00 a.m. to sunset
Bookstore & Discovery Center: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campground Registration Office: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entrance Fees

Per person (pedestrian, cyclist, etc.)……………………….$15
Motorcycle…………………………………………………………..$20
Private vehicle (capacity <15)…………………………………$25
Private vehicle (capacity >15)……$7 per person; up to $25

Commercial Groups

Per vehicle (capacity 6 or less)….$25 plus; $10 per person
Per vehicle (capacity 7 to 25)………………………………….$40
Commercial Bus (capacity 26 or more)…………………..$100

Check out this link for more information including annual passes.

Senior Pass

  • Cost:
    • $80 Lifetime Senior Pass
    • $20 Annual Senior Pass
  • Available for: U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.

Please check out this link for all the information about these lifetime and annual passes. Remember these fees are subject to change. 

Directions

From Interstate 10: Take Exit 12 for I-110 South, exit 1B Gregory Street East, merge onto 30 E Chase Street, turn left onto Bayfront Parkway /Hwy 98 East, merge onto Hwy 399 to beaches, cross toll bridge ($1.00), turn right onto Fort Pickens Road.

Cruise To Fort Pickens

Pensacola now offers cruises to Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach. Check out the fees and schedule via this link

Each time I head over to Fort Pickens on the West end of Santa Rosa Island Florida I always try different locations for shooting. With this shot I am looking toward the main entrance (north) from inside the fort.
Photogrpahed this view inside the walls of Fort Pickens located on the West end of Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island Florida.
A view looking out through one of the windows inside the walls of Fort Pickens.

Read about Fort Pickens and the Outbreak of the Civil War.

Explore the history of Pensacola Bay’s largest fortification.

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