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

Fort King George is located in Scarborough, ensuring those staying in this area of Trinidad and Tobago will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With only a few hotels around the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site, only a little tourist traffic should be bargained for.

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

Recreational opportunities like working on one's golf game and taking to the water are also widely available in the area. Historic site patrons looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Tobago Plantations Golf Course. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, you're not out of luck - head to Bacolet Bay Beach, which is the closest beach to Fort King George. Plus, an additional selection of beach and golf options are located in the neighborhood. It's worth noting historic site guests will also have access to the choice of at least one other attraction. The closest indoor place of interest to Fort King George is Fort George, which you can find 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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