Fort Charlotte
Fort Charlotte
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Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built in 1787.
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  • Jen
    Camillus, New York3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool fort. Iffy staff. Tourist beware.
    Fort is cool. Amazing view. There are no signs stating you have to pay. Women from gift store chased us and screamed at us to come back. Not a big deal… after I looked online and they charged us 40% higher than listed on the website. A woman self designated herself as our tour guide even though we 1) didn’t ask for one and 2) didn’t want one, my husband tried to turn her away and she refused. She screamed at my kids for putting one foot on the grass while walking. Another employee later confirmed that we didn’t have to stay w her and we could walk on the grass. The woman was loud, demanding and downright rude. My kids were literally scared of her (🤦🏼‍♀️) and she turned a fun morning into a bit of a 💩show. We travel frequently and are pretty used to tourist traps but this was over the top and out of line. Just a heads up to watch what they charge you and that you are not required to have a guide. We literally had to all run different directions to escape her. That said- there was a male employee inside the fort offering information or to walk w people. He was knowledgeable, polite, entertaining and great at his job! We loved him!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • jillianjh
    Jonesboro, Arkansas491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST in Nassau!
    We decided to explore Nassau and several of its historic sites rather than opt for the tourist attraction that most people flock to when docked from a cruise ship. This is one of those sites that is easily within walking distance (if it is not too hot). When we arrived, there was only one other small group there, which is so surprising given the significance of this site. The fort is well-preserved and walking down into the various chambers allows the visitor to see several exhibits that explain how and why the British built the fort and why it was so strategically important. The legacy of this fort is one that should definitely be feeding the local economy.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Aisha N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Amazing!
    Michelle Young was our tour guide and she did an excellent job. She was very passionate and enthusiastic about the history and it showed whilst she was taking us around. We really enjoyed everything we saw and learned about. Our experience would not have been the same without her. She is an asset to the organisation. Thank you so much Michelle. We will definitely spread the word.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Susan S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour of Fort Charlotte
    I went with my husband who is a history buff and especially loves military history. We were lucky to have Michelle Young as our guide. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Fort Charlotte. Michelle painted a picture of what it would have been like during that time and weaving in stories. I truly felt like I was experiencing a moment in history walking the old forts. My husband loved it and also thought it was the best tour we have had. Thanks Michelle!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Carlos S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best tour guide at Fort Charlotte.
    I like to thank Ms. Michelle, our tour guide at Fort Charlotte. She kept us entertained with all types of fun facts and engaged with trivia type questions about the history of the island and the fort. Thank you Ms. Michelle for the awesome tour and photos.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Mark S
    Deer Park, New York2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great educational and fun experience
    Went to Ft Charlotte doing a little sightseeing. When we got there we met Michelle Young. Not only did we see the Fort, we learned so much about its history and the history of the Bahamas. That woman could be a historian. But besides that she is professional, funny, down to earth and a great person. Michelle is a great ambassador for the Fort and country as a whole. I will go back again to see Michelle and see what else she can teach me about THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 20, 2023
  • bernadette f
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visiting Fort Charlotte
    I took my four year old grandson to visit Fort Charlotte. He was learning about Bahamian landmarks at school. He enjoyed it! Michelle Young was our guide and tried to make it interesting for a four year old. She was wonderful! She broke down the information in small bits so that he could understand it and remember the important parts. He came home and was able to give his mom and grandfather a good history lesson. Thanks to our awesome guide Michelle!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Yesenia B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Michelle young- great tour guide
    Michelle young was a great help, she walked us through the whole fort and was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. She is extremely passionate about the history of the Bahamas. Make sure you bring tipping cash and 11 dollars each for the entrance fee. Honestly seeing the marks of the chisel that made this for really brings you back. I love walking places that make you imagine a different time when machinery like today was not around. Must see if you love history.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 29, 2023
  • KirkRB
    Redondo Beach, California44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learn Nassau History
    Fort Charlotte is an important part of the history of the Bahamas. Our tour guide, Michelle Young, was friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us many interesting facets of the fort. I had never seen cannons like these that could be aimed over a 180 degree range (front wheels on small circular tracks, rear wheels on large-diameter tracks). Great views of the harbor and surroundings -- of course, that's why the fort was built in that location.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • elaine p
    Conroe, Texas3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour with Michelle
    Went on the tour with Michelle Young, wow did she know her stuff. Made it a fun time and we learned so much about not only the Fort but surrounding area too. Would highly recommend. Oh and ask for Michelle!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 5, 2023
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jillianjh
Jonesboro, AR491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We decided to explore Nassau and several of its historic sites rather than opt for the tourist attraction that most people flock to when docked from a cruise ship. This is one of those sites that is easily within walking distance (if it is not too hot). When we arrived, there was only one other small group there, which is so surprising given the significance of this site. The fort is well-preserved and walking down into the various chambers allows the visitor to see several exhibits that explain how and why the British built the fort and why it was so strategically important. The legacy of this fort is one that should definitely be feeding the local economy.
Written August 13, 2023
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Susan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
I went with my husband who is a history buff and especially loves military history. We were lucky to have Michelle Young as our guide. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Fort Charlotte. Michelle painted a picture of what it would have been like during that time and weaving in stories. I truly felt like I was experiencing a moment in history walking the old forts. My husband loved it and also thought it was the best tour we have had. Thanks Michelle!
Written September 20, 2023
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Richard P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Our guide on the tour was Michelle Young, and she was extremely engaging, as well as informed about the history of the fort. She will keep your attention and show you many of the details you might otherwise miss. It's not a long tour, so even on a very hot day like when we toured, it's pretty manageable, and the interior of the fort is quite cool, albeit still humid. There's a lot tying the fort's history and the island's history to the UK and the US, especially, but also France and Spain, so if you have a background related to any of those countries, you'll learn something on this tour.

There's not enough to do in Nassau that isn't just shopping, so this is well worth the mile walk or taxi drive to go pay it a visit. Very photogenic views of the city and the harbor.
Written July 9, 2024
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Ronnie S
Greenville23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We were pleaseantly surprised by this fort. I knew ahead of time that I wanted to visit this fort while in Nassau, but really had no idea what to expect. We were greeted at the gift shop and ticket sales by the lady that would give us the very in depth tour. Her name was Michelle Young, and she must have been a retired teacher, because she knew all about the fort, the history of the island, many interesting stories about the people who built the fort, and military leaders. Our tour guide even took many family pictures of us with my phone in interesting places around the fort. This is a must visit place if you are going to Nassau. We visited the island on a cruise, and Fort Charlotte is about a 30 min. walk from the dock, past Junkanoo Beach. The entry fee is less than $6 a person, and it's nice to tip your tour guide at the end. We were free to roam around by ourselves after the tour was complete. This was the best money I spent in Nassau, a very good deal! We were there for probably 1.5 to 2 hours.
Written April 2, 2024
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Yesenia B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Michelle young was a great help, she walked us through the whole fort and was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. She is extremely passionate about the history of the Bahamas. Make sure you bring tipping cash and 11 dollars each for the entrance fee. Honestly seeing the marks of the chisel that made this for really brings you back. I love walking places that make you imagine a different time when machinery like today was not around. Must see if you love history.
Written November 29, 2023
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Jonathan M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a cool, large fort overlooking Nassau. There are very informative exhibits with information about the fort in different locations. Our tour guide Michelle Young did a great job showing us around the fort and providing the background history of the fort, as well as taking our pictures. Thanks!
Written January 14, 2024
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Mark S
Deer Park, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Went to Ft Charlotte doing a little sightseeing. When we got there we met Michelle Young. Not only did we see the Fort, we learned so much about its history and the history of the Bahamas. That woman could be a historian. But besides that she is professional, funny, down to earth and a great person. Michelle is a great ambassador for the Fort and country as a whole. I will go back again to see Michelle and see what else she can teach me about THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!!
Written October 20, 2023
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ALBERT A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What a beautiful experience. I learned so much about history and saw some real cool things. The highlight of our tour was the tour guide Michelle Young, she was gracious and witty and made the place come alive to us with great stories and personal pride in her history of the Bahamas. 6 stars for Michelle. Ask for her when you go.
Written March 15, 2024
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Scott L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
If you like historical forts this is a must do. Walkable from cruise ships/downtown. Hand carved limestone rooms are beautifully preserved and the history was interesting. $5.50 admission charge, payable at the gift shop - first building on your right. Tour guide Michelle Young was GREAT! Passionate and a wonderful teacher. Tips are expected.
Written March 6, 2024
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TravisTripper
Austin, TX226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is an important historic place with exhibits well laid out describing the fort's construction and history, as well as what life was like living there. It also lays out the history of the competition among the English, Spanish, French and (later) Americans for control of the region. The day I was there, there were 3 large cruise ships in port and downtown Nassau was saturated with passengers and hucksters. The fort was a welcome respite -- I was the only one there (although a small group arrived as I was leaving). It's walking distance to the Fish Fry street, and parking in the area is easy.
Written March 8, 2020
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