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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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A window into 18th century Nassau

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

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
65 helpful votes 65 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Alexandria, VA
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392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We came here on a cruise excursion. The guide gave us a nice informative tour of the fort. The inside was fun to see and as the photos will show afforded an opportunity for big folks to act like kids.

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Olathe, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Quite a walk from the cruise ships (30 minutes?) but worth it (or just take a cab). Much bigger and way more interesting than we imagined. You can go through the ancient tunnels/rooms, climb on the old cannons, read different info stations along the way. Yeah, and it cost us $2.15 (total for 2) to enter. Guides are available for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We walked to the Fort from the cruise port to take a look around. It only cost us $1.08 per person for admission which is very reasonable for what you can see. We just did the self tour and read some of the different exhibits. I would recommend this for anyone that wants to learn some of the colonial history... More 

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newark, de
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a bit of a walk but can be done or you can have the trip included on a tour or a taxi. One part of the Fort is being worked on presently but the other portion is tourist ready. This is for those interested in history or forts, or both. Great pictures can also be taken from the... More 

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Granite Falls
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This fort is about 250 years old. It should be a huge piece of history for the island, seeing as how they built a hotel over their most historical pirate fort, Fort Nassau. They have built on bleachers to this fort. Bleachers! They also used this fort as a place for events so there were picnic tables and huge party... More 

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Rochester, New York
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

From the road Fort Charlotte appears to be a few canons and a wall, but head up the hill. Though posted entrance fees were higher, we paid a dollar and change each to get in. You canwalk through many areas of this preserved fort, including interior spaces. Signs provide history of the area and the fort.

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