Advanced Redoubt

The wooded Trench Trail connects the Advanced Redoubt to the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center.

The half mile (1/2) Trench Trail connects Fort Barrancas to the Advanced Redoubt.

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Located on board Pensacola Naval Air Station, the grounds of the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas are open daily. Scheduled tours of Advanced Redoubt are offered throughout the year. Please call 850-934-2600 for more information.

The half mile (1/2) Trench Trail connects the Advanced Redoubt to the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily.

 
An interior view shows the brick counterscarp wall, grassy moat, and walls of the Advanced Redoubt.

The Advanced Redoubt was designed to protect the Pensacola Navy Yard from a land-based assault.

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The Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas was built between 1845 and 1870 as part of a defensive network for the Pensacola Navy Yard. Forts Pickens, McRee, and Barrancas protected the entrance to the harbor; the Advanced Redoubt was constructed to defend the northern side of the peninsula on which the navy yard was located. The Redoubt is unique among the early American forts at Pensacola in being designed solely for resisting a land-based assault.

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