• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Bookstore

Books and merchandise are displayed at the Fort Barrancas bookstore.

Staff members sell books and merchandise to enhance park visits.

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Eastern National operates four sales outlets at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Three are located in the Florida District at Fort Pickens Visitor Center; Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center in Gulf Breeze; at Fort Barrancas Visitor Center on board Pensacola Naval Air Station. In the Mississippi District at Davis Bayou Visitor Center in Ocean Springs.

Bookstores sell orientation, history, and natural history books and other merchandise that enhance park visits and future ones. Eastern National, a 501(c)3 cooperating association and eParks.com, its e-commerce website, was formed to support the educational, interpretive and conservation programs of the National Park Service.

Over the years, our donations have funded special events, signage for trails and exhibits, publications, interpretive programs, research grants, internships, the purchase of historical artifacts, park programs for kids, reenactments, interpretive exhibits and much more. To date, Eastern National has donated over $95 million to support the national parks.

Did You Know?

The arches at Fort Massachusetts are made of red and tan bricks.

Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Massachusetts, on West Ship Island 12 miles off the Mississippi coastline, was covered by the 30-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The fort has been reopened to the public.