We went on a little explore with my stepdad when we got down to Florida. Fort Pickens is one of four forts built to protect the Pensacola area of Florida. It was completed in 1834 and was in operation into the 1940's. That is over 100 years. Because of this, some structures date to the Civil War and others to the WWII era. The fort was already closed for guided tours the day we were there but we did a driving tour. I will probably post more about this later as my husband is looking forward to visiting when this site when we have more time to explore. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/fort-pickens.htm. For now, I hope you enjoy these photos.