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Fort Charlotte

West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-325-9186
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Ranked #20 of 61 Attractions in Nassau
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built in 1787.
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Brasilia, DF
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Is a mandatory stop to learn about the history of Bahamas, this fort give you a complete lesson of how the island arise as part of an empire, the facts, the historic dates and things that happened there.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Looks fascinating from the outside but once you go in it's pretty much empty so you walk around bare corridors and rooms. No period artefacts of any note and the condition of the building is starting to decay. Needs money spending on it - if you are interested in Historical places I recommend the Heritage Museum of the Bahamas it's... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited Fort Charlotte on a very hot Emancipation Day this year (early August). We were told we would rather go elsewhere as Fort Charlotte costs money, which turned out to be $1 admission. The tour is brief and the grounds are not well kept (loose stones, weeds, etc.). The restrooms were small and not well-ventilated. The exhibits in the... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Over rated, expensive to visit. Nothing much to see but the view of the island which is pretty good. People are not friendly especially if your not going to pay for tour and look around on your own. Not worth it.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We really enjoyed touring the fort, seeing and hearing about the history. Our tour was included in a larger tour. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the fort and patiently answered our questions. The views from the fort are great, too! It was very hot the day we toured but they offer water for $1 which is cheap for... More

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Red Bank, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While we did not enjoy being bombarded to buy things as soon as we stepped out of the taxi, we really enjoyed walking around Fort Charlotte. After a long day of pushy merchants and tour guides, it was nice to just be able to walk around and enjoy something ourselves without constantly forking over tips for minimal information. We spent... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
350 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went all over the island as we are interested in the history as well as the beautiful beaches. We had seen Nelson's Dockyard and the ruins of the forts and this was just as interesting. Fort Charlotte has lovely views - it is interesting to think what it looked like in the 1700's and how the fort operated. It's... More

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Monticello, Arkansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

it as interesting to see the way things are built long ago. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Beautiful scenery.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fort Charlotte is best enjoyed for it's views of Nassau. Admission to the fort is only $1 per person. Other than some old cannons and a few displays in the tunneled out area under the fort, there's not a lot of historical interest. However, it's more than worth the $1 admission.

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Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Paid $1 for each visitor, but the "tour guide" didn't know much history. Wouldn't waste your time unless you are a big history buff.

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