Fort Charlotte, Nassau, Bahamas
West Bay Street (opposite Arawak Cay), Nassau, Bahamas| Map |
Built in 1788 by Lord Dunmore the fort was named after the wife of King George III, Queen Saharia Charlotte. The middle bastion, Ft. Stanley and the western portion, Ft. D'Arcy were added later. This fort has a moat, dungeons, underground passageways and 42 cannons, which have never been fired in an act of aggression. Step back in time and experience daily life in the 18th century Nassau. Tour historical Fort Charlotte and meet characters dressed in period costume who exhibit basket weaving techniques; kitchen utensils used over 250 years ago and fruits sold at the market. This living historical scene culminates with the firing of the cannon at 12 Noon. Every Wednesday and Friday, starting at 11:30 am.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Tour guides (working for tips) are happy to give you a complete history of the fort. It is one mile west of downtown Nassau, just off West Bay Street.
Address: West Bay Street (opposite Arawak Cay), Nassau, Bahamas| Map
Phone: (242) 322-7500
Hours: Sunday to Saturday 8 am ? 4 pm and holidays except Christmas Day
Price: Admission & guided tour cost $5.00 per person; and $7.00 per person (includes light snack).