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

Somerset Island is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Scaur, since those staying in this region of Bermuda will have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. With just a few hotels around the area within the vicinity of Fort Scaur, only a little foot traffic can be bargained on.

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

Energetic explorers may likely be engaged by the region because of the possibility of open-air pursuits. Historic site patrons who would also like to work on their golf game should consider going to the closest course, Port Royal Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, consider going over to Hog Bay, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. However, while these options may be the closest, you'll still have access to various equally enjoyable opportunities in the sun. Visitors will also find a variety of other local attractions in this general vicinity. You'll find two spots worth checking out -Scaur Hill Park and Virginia Park- which are both situated a short distance from 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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