Fort Charles

Rightfully so, the Forst Charles Maritime Museum is housed in a building that once served as the headquarters for the British Royal Navy. Though the facility is small, there are plenty of relics on display, detailing the maritime history of the island. Of particular interest are scale models of ships, and a recreation of Horatio Nelson's private quarters.

Most tourists understand that it is necessary to take interest in as much surrounding the culture and history of the country they are visiting as possible, and this institution offers that possibility. Fort Charles, like most museums, hosts several permanent exhibits, including the exhibits that continuously bring new patrons in.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Charles may choose to book their trip in Port Royal, as those staying in this area of Jamaica will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. There are a notable amount of hotels in the region around this facility.

Hotels near Fort Charles
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Grand Port Royal Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (9.0 km) NE
Jamaica Pegasus Resort 4.6 mi. (2.0 km) NNE
Forres Park Hotel 5.0 mi. (2.1 km) NE
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 5.6 mi. (1.1 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Fort Charles guests will be able to find a modest selection of island activities like playing a few holes of golf and doing some beach-going without having to look very hard. Tourists who will enjoy testing their proficiency around the course, will want to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Caymanas Golf Club. Free moments can also be spent at Maiden Cay Beach, the nearest beach. Though the selection might be scarce, a few additional comparable outdoor activities to choose from nearby. In addition, museum visitors will be near at least one other attraction. A great option for activities and fun near Fort Charles is Port Royal, and you'll find it a short distance away.


Operating Hours

Give the museum a call in advance to determine their operating hours.


The cost of admission is $4(USD).

Contact Information

Phone Number: (876) 967-8438

Location: Kingston, Jamaica


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