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 travelers to this area of Bermuda will have easy site access for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, especially as there are so few places to stay close.

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 heading to the beach are also enjoyed by many in the region. Historic site guests also hoping to play a round or two of golf can do so at the nearest course, Port Royal Golf Course. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, other outdoor options exist, including Hog Bay, which is the closest coastline to visit. Though the outdoor options above are the most convenient to access, you'll still have access to numerous similar beach and golf options. Guests will discover multiple other local attractions in this general vicinity. Just a short distance away you will find two more attractions--Scaur Hill Park and Virginia Park.


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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