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Step Back in History (HM1IOA)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 19.691', W 87° 17.405'

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— Fort Pickens —

Fort Pickens played a critical role in an 1800s homeland-security program. Pickens was the largest of four forts the U.S. government built to protect Pensacola Bay and the Navy Yard. The fort succeeded, not against a foreign invasion, but against the Confederates during the Civil War. To learn more about the fascinating history of this defensive fortification, follow the sidewalk straight ahead and begin your self-guiding tour. The fort closes at sunset.

" the means of preserving peace, and as obstacles to an invader, [the fort's] influence and power are immense."
Lieutenant Henry W. Halleck, "Report on the Means of National Defense," 1843
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 9:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 472114 N 3355187
Decimal Degrees30.32818333, -87.29008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.691', W 87° 17.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 41.46" N, 87° 17' 24.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1493-1499 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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