Port Royal, Kingston

#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Kingston
Marina · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Explore the port that was once home to privateers and pirates from around the world at Port Royal. In colonial times, the port was used by English and Dutch privateers who were employed by their home countries to challenge the Spanish Empire. These privateers later turned to piracy after letters of marque stopped being issued. Today you can explore the port and old forts of the town, go fishing off the pier, and enter the slanted Giddy House--an amunitions bunker that's tilted after an earthquake in 1907. Plan to visit Port Royal and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kingston attractions using our Kingston road trip planner.
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  • Of Captain Morgan fame, today, Port Royal is known to post-medieval archaeologists as the "City that Sank". it the most important underwater archaeological site in the western hemisphere, yielding...  more »
  • Main visit was to the fort, but stopped at Glorias for lunch and walked around. The fort is an interesting place but the rest of the area needs more improvement. They were building a marina nearby...  more »

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