After visiting the Pensacola Lighthouse, our group decided to visit the base's other important landmark, Fort Barrancas. This historic military fort dates was built in 1839 by US troops around the reclaimed Spanish fort that was previously built in 1787. The entire fort is in a prime location and stood up against fleets during the Civil War, but ultimately the confederates lost.
Coming from Maryland, the border state where a lot of Civil War history occurred, it was weird to hear things from a strictly confederate perspective. Even so, I was generally interested in the beautiful architecture of the fort and had a truly great Winter Break in Pensacola, FL.