PBS

In Your Own Backyard

Forts of Pensacola Bay: Fort Pickens

Special | 26m 46s

Loading Player...

It’s a pentagonal structure, 21 1/2 million bricks strong. Sitting at the entrance to Pensacola Bay, its construction began in the late 1820’s in an effort to defend the Pensacola Harbor. Throughout the centuries, it witnessed Confederate aggression under Union control as well as a disastrous fire and outbreaks of dysentery among the troops.

Aired: 05/02/16 | Rating: NR

More Specials

Browse all Specials

You Might Also Like

Browse all

Sign into PBS

By creating an account, you acknowledge that PBS may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Confirm Your Local Station

To help you find your favorite shows and great local content, we've selected a PBS station in your area.

Please confirm that WETA is your preferred local station, or choose another station below.