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Address: West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242-325-9186
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built in...
Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built in 1787.
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Nassau Historical City Tour

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A fort that never saw battle, just okay. I liked the scenery from the fort. Can't say too much more.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took a public bus for $1.50 to town then walked up to the fort. A guy was there to tell the history, but we were very short on time and asked if we could just go on to the top to take pictures. There is a wooden platform they have built up there that you can stand on, and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A fort that never saw battle, just okay. I liked the scenery from the fort. Can't say too much more.

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beamsville, ON
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This a self guided tour of a fort during the slave days in the Bahamas. Entrance was only $1/pp. Plenty of info to learn about the Fort itself and the era of the times.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Arrived by ship in Nassau. Hired a private taxi driven by Ruth. So knowledgeable about Nassau. WE didn't miss a thing. We wanted to see all the forts and Fort Charlotte was our favorite. The largest of the tour. The view of the entrance to Nassau Harbor was spectacular. Our fort guide Veronica Pennerman was very nice and knowledgeable of... More 

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No. Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I collect old forts. Bent's Fort, in Colorado. Harlech Castle, in Wales. Krak de Chevaliers, in Syria (now, folks, the Krak was one serious fort). Fort Charlotte is a small but serious fort, built to protect Nassau back when Caribbean islands were being captured and recaptured and ransomed and traded back and forth among the major European powers. It's worth... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fort Charlotte was an interesting glimpse into the past. The best part were the cannons at the top and the view of the ocean. The entrance fee was only ~$1 per person, quite the bargain!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I went to the other 2 forts. This is the best one in my opinion. Very large and you can go in the underground areas. Cost to get in is 1.08. Souvenir stands nearby also. If you take the bus to get there, they drop you off in front of it on the road. There is no entrance in the... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When we got off the cruise ship we joined a tour with Vernal Moss. He was a nicely dressed gentleman who offered us a full tour of Nassau and Paradise Island for $20 per person. He was very trustworthy and the tour was excellent. He didn't take payment until we were safely back at the dock. He left plenty of... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A visit to Fort Charlotte takes you back more than 225 years to the days when the British feared a French invasion, which never came. We listened to a guide who presented a brief and entertaining history, but you can learn much more from reading the displays. Be sure to look for the graffiti carved by British soldier in the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went there with my bride of 42 years as a part of the Native Quest Tour. We had a blast! (See separate review) The fort built in 1789 by Lord Dunmore and named in honor of the wife of King George III. It includes a water-less moat, draw-bridge, ramparts and dungeons. Fort Charlotte overlooks a beautiful view of Nassau Harbor.... More 

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