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Fort Pickens
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Lat: 30.327303
Lon: -87.29051
Ele: 7 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
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Lat: 30.327303   |    Lon: -87.29051   |    Ele: 7 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
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Tour this historic fort on Florida's gulf coast.

Fort Pickens was named after General Andrew Pickens, a revolutionary war leader from South Carolina. This historic fort was constructed in the 1830s and was the largest brick structure on the gulf coast at the time. It features five solid walls so cannons could be fired in all directions if other nations attempted to attack. The south wall is the longest and could fit 35 cannons at once. They also built three large rooms to store black powder on site, which would have potentially held over a quarter of a million pounds of black powder if they were each filled to the top. 

Fort Pickens is open daily from 8 am to sunset. There is also a discovery center, beach, picnic pavilion, campground, and fishing pier at the fort, providing plenty of things to do for all ages. Be sure to see Fort Pickens the next time you're traveling through Florida's panhandle.

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Wildlife
Walking
Historic Site
Historic & Landmark Touring
Fishing
Photography
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JAN
59° / 48°
13 days
FEB
63° / 52°
14 days
MAR
68° / 57°
14 days
APR
74° / 63°
12 days
MAY
81° / 70°
14 days
JUN
87° / 77°
22 days
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JUL
88° / 78°
26 days
AUG
89° / 79°
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SEP
86° / 75°
21 days
OCT
79° / 66°
12 days
NOV
69° / 57°
11 days
DEC
63° / 52°
15 days

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