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Address: Elizabeth Ave | Shirley St., Nassau, New Providence Island
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The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the...

The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.

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Easy to reach distraction from the typical port town hustle-bussle

If you're up to a short walk, this is a great hour or so visit. You'll get a sense of what it was like to defend this colonial harbor. very nice vista over looking the flat harbor... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're up to a short walk, this is a great hour or so visit. You'll get a sense of what it was like to defend this colonial harbor. very nice vista over looking the flat harbor and the new mega-rich playground Atlantis beyond. On the down side, the property is sadly cared for, trampled, and littered. On the other... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after climbing the Queen's Staircase. Fort Fincastle, shaped like a boat, is just a few minutes walk from the stairs. The entrance fee is very minimal, just a bit over a dollar. It only takes a short while to see the fort--even with the "tour" offered by guides who expect a tip for the info they provide. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting old fort within walking distance of downtown Nassau. Good view at the top of the cruise ships and Atlantis. Walk a little further when leaving and see the Queen's Staircase.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Fort Fincastle as part of the Discover Nassau by Land & Sea tour. There is some shopping outside the Fort (and decent public restrooms). The Fort itself is just OK. Views are decent but nothing spectacular. Aside from a few photos there isn't much to do. I would not go back again.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a twenty minute walk from where our ship docked, We enjoyed walking through the neighborhood up to this fortress which overlooks the City and Bay where the cruise ships dock . the entrance fee was reasonable, the view over the city and the surrounding island was very nice, there was also some locale trinket vendor near the fort offering... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this while visiting the Queens Staircase, which is right there also. Great view from up top and a great place for kids to wander around and explore.

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Orlando, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is so small I really wouldn't go out of my way to see it. But it was part of a bigger tour which included the Queen's Staircase (close by) so it was okay. I think we paid $1 to enter the fort and a kind gentleman did give us a tour. The whole thing lasted about 15 minutes,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There really isn't a lot to see on the whole of the island and so this passes as an attraction. Just about worth a look but not sure it's worth getting out of bed for.

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just at the top of the Queen's Staircase at the top of Bennett's Hill, this little fort is a neat site to visit. It was built in 1793 with the limestone that was cut out of the stones to create the Queen's Staircase. At one time it housed several cannons and it served as a lighthouse and a signal station.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were through the fort in about 15 minutes, but are glad we went. Fun to learn about the history of it. Good signage, nice views from there to the port, and at only $1 pp well worth a quick stop after climbing up the Queens staircase.

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