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Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte (West Bay Street at Chippingham Road, Paradise Island, New Providence Island) — if you have time to visit only one fort, see this one. It is by far the largest and covers 100 acres. Located on a hill overlooking the far west end of the harbor, Fort Charlotte commands an impressive view of Paradise Island, Nassau and the harbor. Built in 1788 by Lord Dunmore the fort was named after the wife of King George III, Queen Saharia Charlotte. The middle bastion, Ft. Stanley and the western portion, Ft. D’Arcy were added later. this fort has a moat, dungeons, underground passageways and 42 cannons, which have never been fired in an act of aggression. Tour guides (working for tips) are happy to give you a complete history of the fort. It is one mile west of downtown Nassau, just off West Bay Street. Call (242) 322-7500 for more details.