You are so in the right place for full-on heritage immersion, here’s how 460 years of Pensacola history shapes up into the perfect family holiday for you.
Did you know Pensacola was America’s first European settlement? It was and if you think kids will be overwhelmed by more than 460 years of history, the way we work it here just feels an awful lot like fun.
Spend the day at Fort Pickens. One of four military forts constructed to protect the Pensacola area during the 1800s, it comes with a fascinating history. Explore the buildings, visit the museum and then go swimming at Langdon Beach.
The National Naval Aviation Museum is free which is very generous as it makes a great family day out. The collection includes over 150 restored aircraft. Kids can get on board with flight simulators and the Giant Screen Digital Theater is worth a visit alone.
Get hands on with history at the interactive and imaginative Pensacola Children’s Museum. Here kids can experience a Colonial Classroom, discover daily life in a Native American Village and even visit a Trading Post.Find out more at Visit Pensacola