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Fort Charlotte

West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
242-325-9186
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Ranked #18 of 57 attractions in Nassau
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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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We always try to add a bit of culture and history to any of our trips. For 1$ a person this is a wonderful way to see an in depth look of the history of the island. A great way to decompress and get your mind open to your new surroundings

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Rented a scooter and zoomed all around the island, stopped just below at the cricket field and walked up a path to Fort Charlotte. Amazing views of the island!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Neat old fort and the guide had lots of information . $1 to tour. It's also a short walk to the Queen's staircase, Nassau's most visited attraction is the Queen's Staircase. Climb the 65 steps, recently renovated, carved out of solid limestone by slaves in the late 18th century, between 1793 and 1794. One stair is buried so you might... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our family of four was looking for a couple of hours of sightseeing while in Nassau in March, 2014. Directions were a bit sketchy, but basically you walk out west Bay Street until you see the fort. We walked up a hill to access the fort, as there was no sign at the road access, which was frustrating. There were... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Located right across from the Fish Fry, above the cricket pitch. This is the largest fort remaining on the island - mostly carved out of the stone. Pretty cool piece of history.

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Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went to Rum Bahamas there and it is an awesome fort. We were able to explore every part of the fort and had a drink time with friends, old and new, sipping rums and enjoying the culture of the Bahamas.

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Middleburg, Florida
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I always love to visit old forts. We visited this one as part of tour while on the Disney Cruise. You can really learn about local history while touring this fort. There is also a small straw market outside the fort. The ladies are nice but really pushy about you buying something.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was in Nassau on a cruise and decided to just walk around the city rather than do an excursion. Fort Charlotte was one of the more interesting stops on my tour. The fort is up on a hill about a mile from the cruise ships. I just walked up the hill between a youth soccer facility and a cricket... More

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Bowser, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you like old you will love this place. I was there on a tour excursion of Nassau so I wasn't there that long but what I did see was fabulous. Located high on a hill looking over the beautiful blue sea is breathtaking. To see this place that was built in the 1700's and still has the cannons visible... More

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Jax, FL
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This fort on a hill has a great few of the ocean, the cruise ships and Atlantis, beyond. There is a small fee for admission. And you can walk around the historic defense site. Again, at this site I would have liked more Information.

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