Fort Popple

When the new governor of Bermuda arrived in 1738 and found all the forts under maintained, he ordered a massive renovation of the island's defenses. Fort Popple was one of the new small forts built. Today, the majority of the site is in ruins, being abandoned long ago.


The general public are free to explore the area around the fort, though there are a few extra restrictions about entering the fort itself, and you will likely be unable to.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort Popple may choose to book their trip in St. David's Island, as guests staying in this area of Bermuda will be pleased to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, perhaps because there are very few lodging options nearby.

Hotels near Fort Popple
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest Hotel St. David's Island 1.9 mi. (0.2 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

Island pastimes like playing a few holes of golf and taking to the water are also enjoyed by many in the vicinity. Historic site visitors who would also like to work on their golf game will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, St. George's Golf Club. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, think about checking out Paget Island Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Also, an additional selection of golf and beach choices are located in the vicinity. You will encounter multiple interesting places out of the sun in this general vicinity. Without going too far, you can find two additional alluring attractions close by--Little Head Park and Great Head Park.



The fort is located in a public park, and is therefor free.

Contact Information

Location: St. David's Island, Bermuda


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