Preservation 50 Friday: Memorial Day Getaway at Pensacola

Pensacola Lighthouse

Pensacola Lighthouse, Florida.

Salute the Blue Angels and pay tribute to our war dead on Memorial Day weekend.

A full day of activity beacons you at Pensacola, Florida. With pristine white sand beaches, a stoic lighthouse and the Naval Aviation Museum, there is much to explore.

Take a moment to pause at the Memorial Day ceremony at the All Faiths Chapel at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. Next, head to the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pensacola Lighthouse is located on the Naval Air Station, the home of the Blue Angels. Experience the power of the mighty Blue Angels at eye level from the catwalk of the Lighthouse. Climb the landmark 1859 lighthouse and learn its history during a tour. Explore the Richard C. Callaway Museum with local history exhibits.

Museum signage

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum.

Stop by the nearby Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest Naval Aviation Museum. End the day at Historic Fort Barrancas built 1839-44.

For more information on the Pensacola Lighthouse, visit


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