Fort Recovery

Fort Recovery is the oldest standing fort that is still in tact in the Caribbean. Built by the Dutch, it has never been altered or reconstructed, and it does not stand in ruins. The fort was so named because it once stood as the barracks for wounded soldiers.


Tourists are welcome to visit the fort, but are asked to do so with caution. Because the government has yet to excavate the land, there could be unknown hazards.

Staying Close

Recovery is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Recovery, since those staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There are a notable bunch of hotels in the neighborhood within range of this facility.

Hotels near Fort Recovery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas Resort 0.0 mi. (7.4 km) NE
Sebastian's on the Beach Hotel 0.9 mi. (7.4 km) NNW
Sugar Mill Hotel Hotel 1.1 mi. (6.7 km) N
Long Bay Beach Resort Resort 1.1 mi. (8.1 km) NW
Heritage Inn Hotel -- --
Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel Resort 2.8 mi. (3.4 km) E
Agape Cottages Cottages 3.0 mi. (4.1 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Fort Recovery. Fort Recovery Restaurant, which offers eclectic food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Seaside Grill and are a couple other dining options close-by. At 1748 you and your party may test out American meals and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

You might want to give the site a call ahead of time to determine their hours of operation.


To find out how much the museum charges, call Fort Recovery before your visit to find out how much, or if they charge.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (284) 495-4467

Location: Waterfront Drive, Recovery, Tortola


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