Naval Air Station Pensacola will allow public access to the installation beginning May 17. Public access will be available from 9 AM-3 PM through the West Gate only, located at the south end of Blue Angel Parkway. Click "Visit" in the header below to read the important access regulations in the "Security Gate Procedures" section.
Daily: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The last admission is sold at 3:40pm
Please note that on days the Blue Angels are scheduled to fly, the Lighthouse Tower will be open only to guests with reservations to watch the show. General Admission guests will not be able to climb the tower until the Blue Angels land. The museum and grounds will be open for all guests in the meantime.
We are closed on the following holidays:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Includes access to all museum exhibits, grounds, and the climb to the top of the lighthouse tower
|12 & under||$6.50|
|65 & up||$6.50|
Built in 1859, the Pensacola Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Come climb the tower, take a ghost hunt, or get the best seats in the house for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice flights!
Tour the Richard C. Callaway Museum - housed in the restored 1869 keeper’s quarters - where you'll explore a wide range of exhibits. The details on this page will allow you to make the most of your visit.
Public access to NAS Pensacola will be available from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. through the West Gate only on Blue Angel Parkway. All U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals 18 and older must have a REAL ID or passport.
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Navy require any identification card used for base access to be compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/real-id-act-text.pdf). Real ID-compliant identification cards are marked by a star on the upper right of the card. If you do not have a REAL ID-compliant identification, you present an original or certified true copy of a birth certificate bearing a raised seal, social security card, and driver’s license issued by a state, territory, possession or District of Columbia that is not REAL ID-compliant. All three documents must bear the same name, or a former name as documented on acceptable name change documentation such as a court order, marriage certificate or divorce decree.
Access will be available dependent on available parking at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) and Pensacola Lighthouse. Once parking is full, public access will be halted until more parking becomes available. Temporary traffic control points will be located on base to prevent public access to other areas of the installation.
Foreign Nationals are authorized access but must be escorted by a U.S. citizen. The U.S. citizen will have a background check conducted upon arrival. Foreign National visitors who have not been processed through the Foreign Visits System Confirmation Module (FVSCM) must be in possession and present a permanent Resident Card, Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form 1-551) or a foreign passport which contains a temporary 1-551 stamp or a temporary 1-551 printed notification on a Machine-Readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV).
The following restrictions will apply to visitors during public access:
From Perdido Key, FL and Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, AL:
From 292, cross Perdido Key Bridge and take the first right onto Gulf Beach Hwy. Then turn right onto Blue Angel Parkway and drive through the Public Gate of NAS Pensacola. Continue down Blue Angel Parkway/Radford Boulevard. The Pensacola Lighthouse will be on the right.
From I-10 East or West:
Take Exit 7 (Pine Forest Road, 297). Head south about 1.5 miles and make a right onto Blue Angel Parkway. Drive about 11 miles to the Public Gate of NAS Pensacola. Continue down Blue Angel Parkway/Radford Boulevard. Pensacola Lighthouse will be on the right.
From Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Ft. Walton, and Destin:
From Highway 98 to Pensacola Bay Bridge, veer left onto Bayfront Parkway, which turns into Main Street. Take a left onto Barrancas Avenue, which will turn into Gulf Beach Highway. Continue on Gulf Beach Highway and turn left onto Blue Angel Parkway and drive through the Public Gate of NAS Pensacola. Continue down Blue Angel Parkway/Radford Boulevard. The Pensacola Lighthouse will be on the right.
The main parking lot is located on Radford Boulevard, and a second smaller lot is available off of Shell Road. Parking spaces for those with disabilities are available in our main parking lot, to the right of the fence line. The first floor of the museum is wheelchair-accessible via a ramp on the east side of the building.