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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Colwood
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Owner description: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesPeek through enormous gun barrels, venture into underground tunnels, and find huge hidden searchlights... Come explore Fort Rodd Hill, a 100-year-old coast artillery fort. Fisgard is the oldest lighthouse on the west coast. Step inside, play with its brand-new interactive games and hear the stories of its brave keepers. Special events are planned throughout the year. Only 15 minutes west of downtown Victoria. Free parking.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Lighthouse.”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fisgard Lighthouse is a beautiful place to visit for a few hour's on a sunny day.
The lighthouse is looked after very well and you can go inside to have a look around.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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467 reviews
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“Gorgeous park preserving important history and landscape”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The only thing we knew driving out was that there was a lighthouse to be seen. We were surprised to discover the entrance fee (Only $7US approx for both of us) to the historic army base and well preserved battlements that you had to cross to get to the lighthouse. With our little base map in hand we started walking, only to discover that the entire base was not only well preserved, but enhanced with audio info, signage and a great deal of education and history from the mid 1800s through post-Korean War time. The place was basically empty save for a couple locals here and there, and we spent several hours learning and conceptualizing the significance of the location (strangely close to Japan if you look at a globe, so WWII was a bustling time there).
(Note: don't climb on the canon. It seems like a good idea, until you fall off)
After exploring the last of the barracks you'll reach the lighthouse which is it self remarkably preserved, and turned into an interactive museum on local lighthouse tech and lore. Really understood the significance of forts and lighthouses to the area after this exhibit. Go history fans!

Visited July 2014
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Nanaimo, Canada
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Picturesque and historically significant”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had wanted to visit this attraction for a while and finally got there on a beautiful summer day. The fort is quite fascinating with its history of protecting this wonderful harbour. Could get a real feel for the way the soldiers lived during the different eras. Fisgard Lighthouse has a very interesting history and is the oldest lighthouse in Western Canada. I was unable to climb the winding stairs, but I imagine the view is spectacular. A very interesting spot for both adults and older children. Not sure kids under about 6 would get much out of it.

Visited July 2014
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Kamloops Bc
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17 reviews
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“absolutely divine”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

great views at the sister light house of the halifax citidell. the site is well kept and possible haunted! a great spot for a little fresh air walking

Visited July 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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114 reviews
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“Great history and inexpensive place to visit!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very relaxing place to visit and not many people. Lots of history at the fort and cost is only $3.90 per person. The lighthouse is neat and an easy walk. Expect to spend about 1-2 hours.

Visited July 2014
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