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PK Visitor Guide 2017

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55 VISITPERDIDO.COM and tourist destination for decades that catered to patrons ranging from military flight students to local politicians to the occasional movie star. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, and tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-14, $7 for active Military and Dependents, AAA Members, and seniors 65+, and free for members. If purchased after 4:00 pm, tickets are half price and valid for seven days. It is also open on Sunday for half- price from noon-4 pm with tickets valid for seven days to enjoy the rest of the Historic Pensacola complex. If we step out of downtown Pensacola for a moment, we'll discover additional history along the Gulf Coast. Take a day trip and learn about the beautiful historic forts along the coast. Built in 1834, Fort Pickens on Pensacola Beach was one of three forts built to defend Pensacola Bay during the Civil War. Fort Pickens remains in well- kept condition and is open to the public. The largest of the three forts, it was never occupied by Confederate forces. Directly across from Fort Pickens are the ruins of Fort McRee. There is not much to be seen, but if you chose to visit, it's easiest by boat. Fort McRee sat on the eastern-most tip of Perdido Key. Since cars are only allowed so far into the National Seashore on the Key, its ruins are quite difficult to view. On board the Naval Air Station Pensacola is Fort Barrancas. It is a United States military fort and National Historic Landmark located on the base and approximately a half mile east from the National Naval Aviation Museum. It sits on a bluff overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay and includes trails, visitor center and picnic areas. It is open daily. Further west sits Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, Ala. Built around 1819 as a masonry star fort, its structure and design is truly remarkable to see. The fort sits on the beginning of Mobile Bay and is open to visitors. Take a break from the museums and take in some remarkable entertainment. Vinyl Music Hall (2 S. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32502) plays host to a wide variety of concerts and shows – everything from new- age rock, theme concerts, oldies, and up-and-coming artists. Performances include Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, A CROWD ENJOYS A CONCERT AT VINYL MUSIC HALL ;

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