While staying at Lee House, our guests are able to take full advantage of one of the most historic, entertaining, and attractive cities along the entire Gulf Coast. Pensacola lies at the epicenter of one of America’s most historic areas, with stories reaching back to 1559.
From Lee House, enjoy a short walk to the finest restaurants in our area, many locally owned shops and boutiques, the Pensacola Bay, the Community Maritime Park and Wahoos baseball stadium, outdoor concerts, art shows, regional festivals, Gallery Night, Old Christ Church, and the Historic Village, where you are invited to step back in to the history of America’s oldest settlement.
Lee House is located across from Seville Square, the heart of Downtown Pensacola’s historic district. The square, with its spreading oaks, is the site of many of the area’s festivals and events.
Amid the quaint homes of this historic neighborhood, some of which date to the era of British rule in the 1700s, guests can explore the sights of the Historic Pensacola Village and Plaza Ferdinand, where the Spanish signed West Florida over to president-to-be Andrew Jackson and the United States in 1821.
A quick trip across Pensacola Bay leads to Santa Rosa Island, a landscape of white-sand beaches, sand dunes topped by golden sea oats, and the tumbling surf of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether it’s a stroll along the fishing pier, listening to live music at a club or a free summer concert, or savoring Apalachicola oysters on the half shell, Pensacola Beach has plenty to offer every taste.
East and west of the glow of Pensacola Beach lies the great secret of Santa Rosa Island—the Gulf Islands National Seashore. These miles of unspoiled, undeveloped pristine beach, graced at one end by the massive pre-Civil War structure of Fort Pickens, beckon those with a taste for solitude and serenity.
A fifteen-minute trip from Lee House takes guests to Naval Air Station Pensacola, home of the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team. NAS Pensacola is also home to the National Naval Aviation Museum, one of the largest and most complete aviation museums in the world, and the Pensacola lighthouse.
For visitors, the gracious, welcoming warmth of Lee House is an entryway into the Southern charms, history, and fun of the Pensacola Bay Area, a place where thousands live like millions wish they could.