• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Guided Tours

Gulf Islands National Seashore offers a variety of ranger-led tours. Visit historic forts, take a barrier island walk or hike through dune and salt marsh habitats to meet our local avian residents. Tours are offered throughout the year with morning and afternoon times available. Please check our Schedule of Events for up-to-date information. Ranger-led tours are a great addition to any vacation!

Special Tours

Special tours are available for large groups or groups needing accessibility attention. For Florida District programs please call 850-934-2600 or for Mississippi District programs please call 228-875-9057 x 100 for more information or use the website Contact Us option.

Did You Know?

A view of the Advanced Redoubt drawbridge.

The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.