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Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

I visited here recently with my parents. It was my second visit but their first. Fort Charles gives a good insight into Port Royal's past and is the oldest fort in Jamaica. We enjoyed the free tour provided by our tour guide with the highlight...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Adrian D
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Fort Charles is a great place to go & learn about the history of Port Royal & the people of Port Royal. Its a great place for family & schools to visit & learn. The Tour guides are very knowledgeable & will tell you all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed March 22, 2019

Went as one of our stops on an Island Tour, first time being to port royal, enjoyed the tour, our guide was knowledgeable an quite entertaining

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OliviaDiamond
Reviewed March 19, 2019

this is an easy drive from Kingston and even closer to the airport. Interesting culture, just check when it is open before driving out there. Worth a visit. then go for fresh caught fish afterwards!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1001-v_c
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

The site itself has a few interesting buildings to look at and a small museum to walk around. What absolutely made this visit for us was the museum’s curator. He is an incredibly knowledgeable, passionate historian who really brought the history of Port Royal to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank moley666
Reviewed March 10, 2019

We visited fort charles in port royal in the morning and it was pretty quite at that time. Fort charles is really great and you have also a beautiful view of the blue mountains over here. The Giddy house is really crazy you get really...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JAScholten
Reviewed March 5, 2019

The guide you get makes or breaks this. My friend went a few weeks ago and got someone who just read from a piece of paper, but we got Peter, who's from Port Royal, as is most of his family, he served the Navy, he...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

The curator of the small museum is the perfect guide - friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He brings Port Royal to life in an informative and entertaining manner.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carolyn645
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

we loved our visit at fort Charles. our guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. we could tell he was passionate about the history of port royal and it made our visit very pleasant. the site was quiet empty when we visit so it felt like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank stephanietD9951GB
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fort Charles is one of many British forts on the coastline of Jamaica. Jamaica was a key to the British presence there. It has many tales to be shared within its walls. Also it is part of the town of Port Royale.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard P
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$10 US dollars includes admission,museum and guided tour