Fort Hamilton
Fort Hamilton
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Built in the 1870s to protect the Royal Naval Dockyard, this fort now provides spectacular views of the bustling city of Hamilton and its harbor.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Matt S
Brighton, MI2,272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The grounds of Fort Hamilton are absolutely beautiful, and well-cared for. It's worth visiting just for the serene atmosphere and the excellent harbor and city views. The fort itself is interesting to visit, including trekking into the bowels of the fort, and one of our favorite (and unexpected) treats here - walking the moat! The moat around the fort is now a great nature trail, and is well worth the time to walk around.

My only gripe might be that there is little historical information to help orient visitors to the fort, but my understanding is the fort and grounds are undergoing some improvements, which includes informational plaques.

This also isn't a bad walk from downtown Hamilton, so it's well worth a convenient visit!
Written March 7, 2024
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Rody Kemple
Wood Ridge, NJ9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We walked here from the ferry which is about a mile. It's mainly flat for the first half on Front St. but when you turn left toward the fort it's straight uphill for the second half. It was a rough walk in the blazing heat. We were relieved when we arrived. The ground level of the fort is mainly a large, beautifully-kept garden now, with tons of gorgeous flowers and bushes everywhere, with some cannon outposts surrounding. But it's the underground tunnels and the dry moat that were the coolest. Tons of wild flora (and tiny lizards and even chickens) in the moat, which is a surprisingly long walk if you go all the way around. The tunnels are very long and cool to see and must have taken a long time to build back in the day. We didn't see any literature on the history of the place onsite, but I guess that keeps it so litter-free. There was a water fountain by the top of the stairs, which is handy since the tunnels are pretty far underground. Honestly, I didn't expect much from this fort, but was surprisingly impressed at the grounds and how fascinating the entire site was. And it was all downhill on our walk back to the ferry which was nice.
Written July 25, 2023
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Robert B
Massanutten, VA360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
My wife and I walked around a lot of Fort Hamilton. Don't get confused when you are there on foot. There's a residential section and there's the actual fort. We ended up walking around both areas. The views from the highest point are spectacular. There were a couple of homeless men in the fort, which made us a little uneasy.
Written September 25, 2022
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FLDSETTER
East Hampton, NY939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
There is a lot to do here / there is plenty to learn about Bermuda and it’s history . A must when in Bermuda and makes you appreciate not only the Beauty but also the dynamic history that all Bermuda went through to become a sovereign nation.
Written October 22, 2018
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floridagal8
Florida23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
This was a nice side trip and easy walk from downtown Hamilton. It's an interesting place with lovely views.
Written July 12, 2018
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theeshopper
St. George, UT448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Call it a fort, call it British gardens, but whatever you go there for, the grounds at Fort Hamilton are so worth the little walk you have to take. By the way, its free!

So, Hamilton is similar to most island cities. It is the capital, and with that, you get shops, buildings and real life. It has some charming buildings and great restaurants. However, with that being said, not of that is a reason for me to come to this town when St. Georges is just that much cuter and also has restaurants. But we meandered over to the Fort Hamilton grounds and we were so happy we did.

The fort sits above the city of Hamilton, so you are guaranteed some great views, and they have made it more of a place of gardens and rest than a historical site. Locals may come to eat lunch or just get a quiet respite. We walked around the top part of the ramparts, looked at the cannons, and if we were like some of the other tourists there, may have missed the best part. Keep snooping!

There are some tunnels that at first appear a little ominous and like you are not supposed to go down there... but you are. Take the stairs down and down and you end up in tunnels that go on and one (not great for the claustrophobic) however there are "way out" stairways to easily get out if the tunnels start to make you uncomfortable. Take one of the short stairways and you end up at the Moat and Moat Gardens . Paradise. Huge trees, no people, birds chirping. It felt like a movie set and you walked into something so privately yours. We walked all the way around (like an internal moat) and just felt the cool shade of these huge trees. There are benches to sit and just listen to the tropical birds. It was amazing. Plan on about an hour at this stop. If you can bring a snack or lunch that too will make this place even more enchanting.

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Written May 2, 2018
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Victoria M
Hamilton, Hamilton, Bermuda19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
This is an old historic fort, which was a lookout for the harbor during the war days.
Now it is a well kept historical place where the history is still told on guided tours also an excellent venue for special events and local & destination weddings.
Written March 15, 2016
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Billykuerten
Washington DC, DC204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I thought Fort Hamilton would be less interesting than Fort St. Catherine. However, Fort Hamilton could easily be a better visit, depending on your interests. The views of the town and water were not that impressive. The visual evidence of history and military use is second to Fort St. Catherine. What really makes Fort Hamilton worth a visit is the moat garden. That’s a much more immersive experience than it sounds, and probably more than pictures can show.
Written October 30, 2020
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870jcnorton
Lexington, KY38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Not to be missed. The underground areas are a great way to beat the heat for a while and the Mote Garden is wonderful. The whole structure is just interesting to see and explore.
Written June 29, 2019
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Jim153
Egg Harbor Township, NJ33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Sometimes travel in Bermuda can be expensive and time consuming If you would like something close by I recommend the Fort. It has been greatly expanded and updated in recent years. Nice view and exhibits in both side buildings and the main house. There is an Armory with 18th Century guns Information on the early settlers I especially liked the room with coins dating before the time of King George

There is a modest fee
Written July 9, 2018
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