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Fort Pickens in Pensacola Beach, Florida
While visiting Pensacola Beach, Florida recently, my family decided to visit Fort Pickens which is named after Andrew Pickens who fought in the Revolutionary War. The fort is located down a pretty long and winding road as you travel through Pensacola Beach. The ride in is breathtaking. I wish would have taken some pictures of the drive-in but there is a strict rule not allowing cars to pull to the side and it’s heavily enforced by the Rangers.
War and Peace
Once we arrived, I was in awe of the fort and all that it represents. The fort was used in the War of 1812 and later again during the Civil War. The dichotomy of being in a place of many previous wars offset by the peace that my journey into yoga teacher training is taking me was overwhelming. So much so that we decided to take a few pictures. There were hardly any other visitors while we were there and the calm and tranquility were nice.
Fort Pickens and Yoga Pictures
- There is a $20 parking fee to enter the Fort and the fee is good for up to 7 days.
- There is also a large campsite and quite a few beach areas.
- We were greeted by an actual person upon entrance and he pointed us towards the digital walking tour option.
- Sometimes live demonstrations are held at Fort Pickens.
- Bring tons of sunscreen and a hat. Watch out for ants, they are everywhere.
Check out more of our travels in the blog’s travel section.