Fort Charlotte

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Built immediately after the American Revolution to reinforce the island, Fort Charlotte is a colonial fort that has never actually seen battle. Despite this, it stands today as a reminder that the Caribbean was not always the peaceful paradise it is today.


If you find your way to Fort Charlotte, you will able to tour it and take a look at its still mounted cannons, as well as learn of the British Colonialism on the island.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Nassau if you plan on visiting Fort Charlotte, since travelers to this part of the Bahamas will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. Despite the fact that the area isn't over-crowded, you will still find a fair number of lodgings to pick from.

Hotels near Fort Charlotte
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) E
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) E
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.8 mi. (4.9 km) E
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.8 mi. (4.7 km) E
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.9 mi. (4.8 km) E
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 2.9 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 3.2 mi. (5.0 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like hitting a few rounds of golf and heading to the beach are also widely available in the surrounding areas. Visitors with an interest in trying out their talents on the course, will be able to do so at the nearest golfing facility, which is Royal Blue. If golfing isn't your thing, you're not out of luck - head to Junkanoo Beach, the closest beach. However, while these options may be the easiest to get to, you'll still have access to various similar beach and golf options. Guests will also find a fair number of indoor places to visit in the vicinity. There are a pair of other places nearby you may want to visit -Ardastra Gardens and National Art Galley of The Bahamas- each of them found within just a couple miles of the historic site.


Operating Hours

The fort offers tours from 8:00am until 4:00pm everyday.


To find out how much the museum charges, call Fort Charlotte beforehand to find out how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 325-9186

Location: West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence


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