Fort Fincastle

Photo Credit: © Marc Tarlock CC BY

Built in 1793 by Lord Dunmore, Fort Fincastle once stood to defend New Providence from ships seeking to come from the Northern coast. Today this fort, still armed with cannons, stands as a record of the history of the Bahamas, and is a popular attraction.


At Fort Fincastle, you can take a tour and learn about the history of both the fort and the Bahamas.

Staying Close

Fort Fincastle is located in downtown Nassau, meaning visitors to this region of the Bahamas will be pleased to have easy site access throughout their trip. Despite the fact that the region isn't swarming with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a fair number of hotels to pick from.

Hotels near Fort Fincastle
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (4.8 km) NW
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.5 mi. (4.7 km) WNW
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.6 mi. (4.9 km) NW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.8 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.8 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.6 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 1.8 mi. (4.5 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite during your visit, don't worry -- you'll find a concentration of lunch and dinner spots within traveling distance. Cafe Matisse, which plates up Italian dishes, is also the closest restaurant to this site. Taj Mahal and Balduccino Fine Foods are a couple other refreshment choices nearby. At Balduccino Fine Foods you and your party may try out vegetarian cuisine and enjoy the Bahamas scene.


Operating Hours

Fort Fincastle is open to guests daily from 8:00am until 4:00pm. There are no tours offered on Christmas.


There is a $1-$2 admission fee to enter the fort. However, guests are free to walk outside the fort and around the perimeter free of charge.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 356-9085

Location: Nassau, New Providence


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