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.

Offerings

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

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Fincastle may choose to book their trip in downtown Nassau, as guests staying in this area of the Bahamas will be excited to have easy site access during their time there. While the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably good selection of lodging options to choose 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

And, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Fort Fincastle. Cafe Matisse, which serves Italian dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. Taj Mahal and Balduccino Fine Foods are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Balduccino Fine Foods you and your party might test out vegetarian meals and enjoy the Bahamas scene.

Information

Operating Hours

Fort Fincastle is open to guests daily from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

There are no tours offered on Christmas.

Payment

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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