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Fort Charlotte

West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-325-9186
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Ranked #18 of 60 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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place to visit if you like history. If you visit in the hot months it get very stuffy in there. It costs a $1 to get in.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sorry but this is about the . . Best and the . . . Only thing you are going to get in Nassau apart from The Victoria Steps and a . . . Water Tower ! All of which are clumped together here. It took us about half an hour to see the lot ! If you are hoping to... More

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Forest Grove, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

For $1 it was pretty good. I wish I would have had a bit of a tour but for a doller what more can you ask for? Great view!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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162 reviews 162 reviews
88 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Though this fort was never engaged in a battle, it's worth a visit. It was constructed in the late 1700s and named for the wife of King George III. There's a moat, now without water, and a drawbridge. The ramparts provide a great view of the harbor. There are period cannons on their carriages. A stroll through the dungeons below... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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131 reviews 131 reviews
85 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fort Charlotte is set back from the downtown port area, but its right across the road from the fish fry area. If you are on a cruise ship and made a trip to the fish fry, you should walk over to the Fort. Its only a $1 admission to walk through the interior and go up top. There are some... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is unbelievable. It is unbelievable that there are very few visitors to this site. It is a testimonial to giverment spending gone awry inthe early days. The Fort was well built and it is an amazing site to see.The admission price is very low.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Do look for 18th century graffiti engraved on upper interior walls by bored soliders, tall ship masts from the days of pirates, era of sail. Great vews east to Nassau and out over Arawak Cay. Watch cruise ships come and go passing Nassau's iconic 1800's lighhouse. Native goods are on sale from vendors near the parking lot, bargaing is exepected... More

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We did a group tour from our cruise visiting this fort, the Queen's staircase fort, and the pirates museum. This fort is quite interesting and the guide clearly knew his stuff but the tour rushed us along. I would recommend going without a group and then tipping the tour guide at the fort to take you around.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Made a quick tour of the fort, many historical details and interesting architecture.great views of Nassau.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was really interesting to visit, we had a gentleman tell us some history about the Fort. this stuff is really amazing for how old it is!

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