Lord Dunmore built these battlements in 1789 and named them after the wife of his sovereign King George III. The drawbridge, ... More
Lord Dunmore built these battlements in 1789 and named them after the wife of his sovereign King George III. The drawbridge, ramparts, and waterless moat were meant to repel raiders but were never necessary. The fort never saw battle, however some of the crown's enemies spent time in the dungeon. The stronghold affords excellent views of Nassau Harbour. Tours of the facility by a costumed guide are free.
We stumbled on Fort Charlotte (like all our encounters in Nassau!) on a day trip off a cruise ship. There were a few loacls there, one who was very courteous and gave us a pretty in-depth history of the place.
I think we came at it from an odd direction because it was not the best looking part of town, but that's what makes places real so we were still excited by all we saw.
One of the best parts of Fort Charlotte was the view. From the top of the fort you can look out and see the harbor/port and most of the town from any direction.
There was no cost for the Fort, although we did tip the person who gave us the info.
We may or may not go back, probably depending on whether or not we want to get some panoramic shots of the town.
If I returned to Nassau--I would NOT get off the cruise ship. This island is a trash dump...The people do not know how to clean up after themselves. They rely on tourist dollors for their income, but they do not know how to capitalize on the cash coming onto the island.
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