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Fort Charlotte

Address: West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242-325-9186
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Nassau Historical City Tour
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Ranked #24 of 62 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built in 1787.
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Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are into forts, this is the one to visit while in the Bahamas. Fort Charlotte is the largest fort on the island. It has a gift shop and several interior rooms to explore as well as ramparts and cannons. It costs $3 to enter. The views from the top are very good and rival those at nearby Fort... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I truly enjoyed the fort. We did take the guided tour and then roamed additionally on our own. With just a little imagination you can really immerse yourself in the history of the site. Not much to grab the young ones attention but not a very long excursion either, so they'll be fine.

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Early, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and our teens enjoyed this fort. We did pay for the tour. The kids enjoyed the Segways too. The views from the fort are beautiful. It's cool to stand where slaves built this structure and imagine the ships sailing in where you now see cruise ships. Don't miss this piece of British history.

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Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Not so big, but interesting and fun to see. Ask for a guided tour, that gave a lot of interesting information. Also a great view. But bring with you some water, the gift shop is closed, so you can't buy it there.

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San Antonio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Run down as are most of the forts are, half the displays didn't work or lighting not working. yes it only cost a dollar, but it did have a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

While listed as a point of historical interest, the place is run down and mostly unkempt. Not worth the fare to visit

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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lots of places to explore here. The vendors out front didn't try too hard to sell to you, so that was nice. Ask for a guide when you walk in, they don't charge for it, but you can tip them if you feel inclined.

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Dickinson, Texas, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

For $1 admission, this is a neat fort to check out. I had heard that the Pirates of the Carribean movie was filmed here but I don think that's accurate. It was neat to see all the old carvings in the stone from the bored soldiers.

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West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The tour guide would only complete the guided tour if we paid a tip half way so we did not get to see everything underground.

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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This fort was constructed during British rule. There are a few signs detailing the life of the soldiers & the construction of the fort. It was a nice place to cool off a bit during the day and it is a great lookout point because you can see for miles at the top of the fort.

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