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Address: West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242-325-9186
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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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Full of history

It is not the biggest fort but it is full of history. It wont take you to long to see it all but it is well worth the time. Great view of the island from the top.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is not the biggest fort but it is full of history. It wont take you to long to see it all but it is well worth the time. Great view of the island from the top.

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Thank Robert P
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to take a short drive from Paradise Island to explore some more of the island. It took us a little time to find the fort. We saw it on the hill, but missed the sign (which was a little hidden behind shrubbery), but after making the block, we found ample parking. A short walk took us to the... More 

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Thank Julie J
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It won't take long to go through this fort but it is interesting. We took the guided tour to hear more about the history. It wasn't long but after the tour we were able to walk around on our own. You can get some good pictures from the top. It is is worth the time to check it out.

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Rumney, New Hampshire
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the fort and the nice views. We took the live recorded tour and that helped to enjoy it even more. After we walked down to the zoo.

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Bartonville, Illinois
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61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of history here starting with how the slaves built this fort by hand to how the queen used the fort after it was built. The tour was very informative and you should go see the queens staircase to put it all together even more from history.

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Thank Kimberly B
Shelton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tour bus here and the fort has two forts to see. The smaller fort is free and the larger fort is $1.18 to see. There is a straw market nearby too. Plan on more than the 25 minutes we had to see everything. A flashlight will help you see inside some spots of the fort.

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Thank Buzzsaw22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent vista of the harbor and over the hill in Nassau. It gives an excellent insight about fort building in late 18th century. Friendly staff available to answer questions.

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San Francisco, Ca
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're going to one of the forts on the island, I recommend this one. It is bigger than Fincastle, and you can go into the underground part. There are some exhibits, too.

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Thank DBTZ
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well preserved and maintained. Lots of signs detailing the operation and history of the fort. You're free to walk through just about every room. A few period-dressed mannequins in some of the displays add color and an appreciation for what the soldiers encountered. No guides were around on the day we were there, but it was late in the... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we go on vacation, we always take the city/history tour, and this one was very nice. Our tour guide showed us 3 forts and told us about their history.

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