Fort Charlotte, Nassau

#4 of 29 in Historic Sites in Bahamas
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Take a tour of Fort Charlotte, the largest of three forts in Nassau. Colonial governor Lord Dunmore had it constructed in 1789. Named after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, the fort never saw a battle. Today, you can explore the fortress walls, underground tunnels, cannons, and dungeons. Frequently, local actors dress up as characters from the time period, act out scenes, or sell handmade baskets and utensils. To visit Fort Charlotte and get the most from your holiday in Nassau, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nassau trip planner.
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  • this site is easy to get to, park and look around. not crowded and good history. Also good views from the fort  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • This was a nice historical site to see. However, no cameras are allowed inside. Tourist really want to capture everything through pictures! The views are exceptional and was a great stop. Bahamas are known for their forts once you look into the history of the place. It was well worth the stop just to say you have visited the fort and have no proof cause you have no pictures to show anyone. Cant get past a three star due to the camera rule here.
  • Visited there and it's a really cool historical place. Saw some old cannons lining the top, and it's interesting to note that the fort has never seen battle. I also saw a picture of a ship carved into the fort's rock wall (done by a British soldier in 1850, if I remember the year correctly). This was part of the island tour which included the Ardastra Gardens and a scenic drive through town. We saw one hotel which was featured in a James Bond movie and one house which was built in 1616 (really cool).

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