Fort Scaur

Photo Credit: © Robyn Fleming CC BY

Fort Scaur was built in the 1870's in fear that the United States would attack the Royal Naval Dockyard. US troops would eventually be stationed here, but as allies during World War II.


Fort Scaur is today part of a park that visitors can explore and walk around. With plenty of picnic tables, open green space, and the interesting cannons, barracks, and bunkers, the area is a great place to spend some time or to have a picnic.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying on Somerset Island if you plan on visiting Fort Scaur, since travelers to this area of Bermuda will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With just a small number of accommodations in the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site, only a little tourist traffic should be bargained for.

Hotels near Fort Scaur
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Cambridge Beaches Resort Resort Bermuda 1.7 mi. (1.0 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Island staples like golfing and water sports will also be found easily in the surrounding areas. Historic site visitors also wishing to get in a game of golf should consider going to the closest course, Port Royal Golf Course. Lazy days can also be planned at Hog Bay, the most close-by beach. While the options above may be the easiest to get to, you will still find a variety of similar opportunities in the sun. Visitors will encounter additional indoor attractions in this general area. There are two additional places of interest nearby -Scaur Hill Park and Virginia Park- both of which are found within a few miles of the historic site.


Operating Hours

Fort Scaur is open daily from 10:00am until 4:30pm.


There is no cost of admission to visit the fort.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (441) 236-5902

Location: Somerset Road, Somerset Island, Bermuda


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