• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Visitor Centers

Purple crepe myrtle bloom in front of the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center.

Crepe murtle
in front of the
Naval Live Oaks
Visitor Center.

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Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center and Park Headquarters Building is located on U. S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Flag flying in front of the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center.

The Fort Barrancas
Visitor Center is located on board Pensacola Naval Air Station.

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Fort Barrancas and the Visitor Center are located on board Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. Admission is free. Open daily from 8:30 am - 3:45 pm (November-February) and 9:30 am - 4:45 pm (March through October), closed Christmas Day.
Trailer that is beingused as the Davis Bayou TemporaryVisitor Contact Center.

William Colmer Visitor Center

The Davis Bayou Temporary Visitor Contact Station is located at 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Opened daily from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, closed Christmas Day.
Sally port entrance to the Fort Pickens Visitor Center and Bookstore.

Fort Pickens

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Fort Pickens Visitor Center is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March through October, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November through February. Passport stamp for Fort Pickens and Florida Scenic trail is located in the visitor center.

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.