Beginning May 17: NAS Pensacola Allows 7-day Access to the Public


Cover photo from Visit Pensacola 


NAS Pensacola Allows 7-Day Public Visitation Beginning May 17

After years of limited public access, Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola is scheduled to begin allowing public access to the Naval Aviation Museum, The Lighthouse, and Fort Barrancas seven days a week beginning on May 17. The long-awaited reopening will follow previously scheduled public visitation on May 4-7 and May 11-14.   


NAS Pensacola  Pensacola Lighthouse

Photos from Visit Pensacola 

The NAS Pensacola is one of the oldest naval air stations in the United States and is home to the Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. The base is also a primary training site for Naval aviators and flight officers. The decision to reopen the base is good news for the local community and visitors eagerly awaiting this day.   

Visitors must enter through the West Gate of NAS on Blue Angel Parkway, and public access will be available from 9 am ? 3 pm. A REAL ID or passport is required for all U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals over 18 years old.   

Below are a list of rules and regulations for public visitation to NAS Pensacola: 

  • No weapons (firearms/knives) allowed (to include Concealed Weapon Permit holders) 

  • No backpacks/coolers allowed (diaper bags or medically required bags are acceptable and subject to search) 

  • No alcoholic beverages allowed 

  • No drones allowed (countermeasures will be taken) 

  • Persons with felony convictions are not authorized base access 

  • No visitors with boats and boat trailers 

  • All vehicles and personnel are subject to security searches and background checks 

You can find more information and updates on the NAS Pensacola Facebook page.


 U.S. Navy Blue Angels

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