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“Pretty Cool.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fort St. Catherine

Fort St. Catherine
15 Coot Pond Rd, St. George, Bermuda
441-297-1920
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Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in St. George
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Owner description: Fort turned history museum, featuring an exhibit called "Highlights in Bermuda's History."
New York City, New York
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“Pretty Cool.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is worth the hike but actually not all that exciting. It's pumped up to be more than it really is - I enjoyed the exhibits and it's location. It really is a nice little museum.

Visited March 2013
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Stoney Creek, Ontario
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“Memorable, but maybe for the wrong reasons”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

According to the UNESCO World Heritage website, the fortifications of Bermuda are part of the The Town of St. George designation as a UNESCO site. Fort St. Catherine is only a 5-minute drive from the Town of St. George, and we took a taxi from Kings Square, which was waiting at a taxi stand just outside of the White Horse Pub. When I specifically asked how we would get back to the town, the taxi driver told us to ask the person at the front desk to call us a taxi. So, we enjoyed walking around the fort for about half an hour. The fort has amazing views of the Atlantic and some unique things that we had never seen before. However, when we were ready to leave, the woman at the front desk said that no taxi would come to get us, as taxis are dispatched from all over Bermuda. We were told that it could take between 10 to 20 minutes for the taxi to come and we were asked to wait outside by the parking area, which, because it was the winter, it was VERY windy and cold. After 20 minutes no taxi came and another woman that worked there came out to see if she could assist us. She offered to call a "mini bus", but was unable to reach them. She did call a different taxi line, but, after 20 more minutes, they did not come, and apparently were not coming. She did tell us that she had called the local school bus driver and that he was on his way to pick us up. We were extremely happy to see him, and extremely happy to pay him $20.00 even though he asked for $6.00. We were not happy to see the same taxi drivers that were still sitting outside of the White Horse Pub, including the driver that dropped us off. I particularly wanted to see the Town of St. George because it has a UNESCO World Heritage designation, but I was very disappointed with being stranded at Fort St. Catherine, particularly when the people that work at the fort know that taxi will not come back for tourists.

Visited February 2013
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Philadelphia,PA
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“Nicely restored”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I've been to several of the forts on Bermuda, but this one is probably my favorite. It's nicely laid out for learning about the fort system in Bermuda and brushing up on your history.

I feel like you need to visit at least one fort if you're coming to Bermuda....this one is an easy way to see a fort and get the history in a consolidated place since not all of the forts are this large.

After you visit the fort you can go to the beach--several are within walking distance.

Visited August 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“An interesting fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I particularly liked the underground area that has been restored. This is where are the munitions were originally kept. For the whole fort, they have a combination of display areas plus mock-ups of what a room might have looked like. All-in-all, quite interesting.

Visited January 2013
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Connecticut
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“Interesting for naval buffs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Worth a couple of hours to visit, if you have them to spare. Great place to buy a map or two of the island.

One of the neatest things about going here is that you will pass over "the world's smallest drawbridge" on route. If going by bus, move to the front and have your camera ready!

Visited July 2012
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