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Address: Elizabeth Ave | Shirley St., Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-356-9085
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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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Small fort with a view

Neat little fort, especially if you've never seen one before. We went early in the morning as it was July and very hot, so it wasn't very crowded. You pay $1 to enter and can walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Martin, ky
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a nice little historical spot to visit on our trip, but was surrounded by tourist peddlers so thick you could hardly move. I'm not sure I would go back, as the "guide" who explained the information about the fort was a tad rude.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The good thing is it only costs $1 to get in. The view of Nassau from inside is pretty decent.... if you've seen old forts then you've seen this.... but again. It's $1

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Thank Doug S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat little fort, especially if you've never seen one before. We went early in the morning as it was July and very hot, so it wasn't very crowded. You pay $1 to enter and can walk around solo or with one of the "guides". There's not very much to see - a couple cannons inside the walls and the rooms... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Suitable for young kids who like cannons. Good scenery at the top, but not much more to do once up there. Cost is $1 + Vat

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Thank plufies
Nassau, New Providence Island
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's actually a great piece of our history but it has too much vendors in my opinion there. People do not seem to mind it, tourist seem excited if anything for small keepsakes from Bahamas. But there's a time and place for everything. With it being a fort as well as at the top of The Queens Staircase the tourist... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love to site see. This was a very small castle. There is a $1 charge to enter. There is a tour guide that gives about a ten minute tour to give you a brief history and then he will take your photo. The view at the top of the castle is nice. It's an important castle,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you only have a little time, do the Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle. It is small but interesting. If you really want a fort experience go to Fort Charlotte

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the fort. Once you are up there, it feels like you can see the entire island. It's a beautiful view.

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Thank FloridaTraveler23
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to Fort Fincastle, the view is very nice. The history of the fort is interesting, very ingenious that they built the fort to look like a ship on the horizon to potential invaders. Our tour guide was full of facts about the area. Good photo ops especially if you're cruising - great view of ships in port.

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Stanardsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic views from the base of the fort. We did not go into the fort, but I assume they were even better from the top. Make the trip you will not be disappointed!

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