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

Downtown Nassau is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Fincastle, since travelers to this area of the Bahamas will have the benefit of easy site access during their time there. Although this location isn't swarming with tourists, you will still find a reasonable selection of lodging options 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 1.9 mi. (5.0 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite during your visit, don't worry -- you'll find an impressive spread food and drink options within traveling distance. Cafe Matisse, which offers Italian dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also within a short distance, you'll find options including Taj Mahal and Balduccino Fine Foods where you and your party may try out vegetarian cuisine and enjoy the culture of the Bahamas.


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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