— 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.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 9:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 472114 N 3355187|
|Decimal Degrees||30.32818333, -87.29008333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.691', W 87° 17.405'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 41.46" N, 87° 17' 24.3" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1493-1499 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US|
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