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Fort Charlotte

West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-325-9186
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Ranked #21 of 62 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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Tappahannock, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

OLd limestone fort in Nassau. Views of the harbor were great. GIves you an idea of what if was like in pirate days.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My boyfriend was really excited about visiting the forts. We booked it as a excursion on our cruise along with the pirate museum. It got cancelled due to lack of participation so we decided to go on our own. It was only 1$ to tour and there was also a tour guide. The tour guide was nice, she however got... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We took the #10 bus and were dropped off at the bottom of the hill that leads to the fort. Be prepared to walk! Once inside it is only a $1 admission. Our tour guide sounded like a recording and when he ended his tour he asked for a tip! Not much to see at the fort. There are 3... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The fort is an old historical place where guides take you on a journey through history. The guide is dressed in a costume and is very entertaining. Only a tip is needed to gain this experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My family and I visited here during our self guided tour of the city, I am very glad we stopped here.

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Brasilia, DF
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26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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