Fort King George

Photo Credit: © Humberto GE CC BY

Fort King George was a British outpost built in 1779 and is today the most completely remaining fortification on Tobago. In addition to the fort itself, there is a park around the fort that makes for a nice walk.


Visitors will be able to explore all that the fort has. With very little in ruins, you will really be able to step back in time and get an idea of the old European conflicts in the Caribbean. In addition, there is a museum located inside the fort that you can check out if you want.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Scarborough if you plan on visiting Fort King George, since those visiting this part of Trinidad and Tobago will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. With only a few hotels around the community surrounding Fort King George, only a little foot movement might be anticipated.

Hotels near Fort King George
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Half Moon Blue Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (1.9 km) SSE
Blue Haven Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (2.0 km) SSE
Bacolet Beach Club Hotel 0.6 mi. (2.2 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Island staples like hitting a few rounds of golf and water sports are also widely available in the area. Tourists interested in trying out their talents around the course, will want to do so at the nearest golfing facility, which is Tobago Plantations Golf Course. Uneventful hours can also be spent at Bacolet Bay Beach, the nearest beach. While the options above may be the most convenient to access, there will still be several equally enjoyable recreation options. Since you'll also be near at least one indoor attraction, it should be an enjoyable area of Trinidad and Tobago to plan to visit. The closest indoor attraction to Fort King George is Fort George, which is just a short distance away.


Operating Hours

The fort is open on weekdays only from 9:00am until 5:00pm.


There is no admission if you want to explore the fort. However, if you were planning on visiting the museum, you will need to pay a fee of $5.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (868) 675-7034 Or (868) 639-3970

Location: 84 Fort Street, Scarborough, Tobago


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