FORT PICKENS / PENSACOLA BEACH
Thursday, August 9
Fort Pickens is the largest of four forts built to defend Pensacola Bay, Florida, and its navy yard. The Fort was completed in 1834, and was named in honor of Major General Andrew Pickens of the South Carolina militia, who fought with distinction in several Revolutionary War battles. After a brief orientation by a Park Service Ranger, you’ll have time to explore the fort and the museum, which houses a small gift shop. The drive to Fort Pickens is beautiful with the Gulf Coast waters, beaches, and sand dunes in clear view. After the tour, the bus will stop at the Pensacola Pier for free time for lunch, shopping, and a walk on the beach. Several souvenir shops are within walking distance, along with restaurants – Seafood being the favorite! For those that would rather pack a towel and spend the day on the beach, the bus can drop you off before continuing on to Fort Pickens.
9:00am board bus, 2:30pm back at hotel
$44/Person includes bus, escort, and admission. Lunch on your own.