Civil War

Before the war, Pensacola was the largest and most prosperous city in Florida.  At the war's end, the town was largely burnt and destroyed.  Travel back in time to those dark days.  See how its citizens caught onto the secessionist sentiment.  Learn how President Lincoln and the nation felt the war would begin in Pensacola.  Hear how the town became the most militarized and hotly contested city in Florida.  Visit the battle lines.  Experience why the Federal enclave became a haven for runaway slaves.  See how events unfolded.  Narrator, Wesley Odom uses enormous description, maps, and music from the era to bring this story alive with remarkable clarity, action, and strategy.  The tour includes a visit to the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse and inside Ft. Barrancas.  Two forms of identification are required for all adults on this tour, as the Lighthouse, Ft. Barrancas, and the Advanced Redoubt all are aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.  TEN passengers are required to do this tour.      
(2.9 hours)

850-466-5220

Civil War


  

"Great way to get around to see historical sites. I really liked the professional videos which narrated many of the sites. I had no idea there was so much civil war history in Pensacola." -- Michael North
"Had a great time! Driver and video very informative! Got some great pictures. Touring the fort and the cemetery was chilling as you thought of all who perished during the Civil War just in Pensacola alone! Great tour! Now I wanna do another! Thanks Go Retro!" --
"Loved it! Great info, great driver! Loved it all!" -- Paula Kemmeling
"We enjoyed the Civil War tour and learned a lot. We didn't know that there was as much fighting in this area as was described. Nor did we know that Pensacola was almost completely burned to the ground. The bus was comfortable and Jamie was very accommodating." --
"Most enjoyable on a beautiful day. " -- trisha woodburn
"A wonderful tour! We look forward to more in the future. Thanks so much." -- Kay Friedrich
"The tour was very informative and comfortable. An quaint old bus, but with AC. There was lots of information provided via an audio-visual presentation, with much of the tour taking place on the NAS base. Very interesting, and fun to be a tourist in your own town. We look forward to a few more of these in the future!" --
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