Fort Charlotte

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  • Address: West Bay Street (opposite Arawak Cay), Nassau & Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2423259186
  • Ticket Price: 5 BSD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Fort

Fort Charlotte dates back to the 18th century and overlooks the stunning Nassau Harbour. The fort was named after King George III’s wife- Queen Charlotte. The initial stone structure of the fort was built from 1787 to 1819- spanning around 32 years! This fort is actually a part of a complex consisting of 3 forts - others being Fort Stanley and Fort D’Arcy.

At its peak, these fortifications successfully manage to sabotage some of the most powerful attacks on the Bahamas and even today, the historical re-enactments arranged here accurately describe just how Nassau’s defence strategies were managed. Originally the fort was designed to have 42 cannons ready for attack. Highlight of the fort include a tour of its dungeons and underground tunnel systems that were constructed should the need for surrender arise. In spite of its detailed design and strategic location, the fort never did serve in any war. However, for casual visitors a walk around the green surroundings with fort ruins that cover the landscape, is an experience itself.

Fort Charlotte Travel Tips

  • Do wear sturdy shoes and carry bottled drinking water.

Entrance Ticket Details For Fort Charlotte

Admission & guided tour:

  • Bahamian Dollars 5.00 per person; and Bahamian Dollars 7.00 per person (includes light snack).

The entrance fee:

  • Bahamian Dollars 5.00 for Adults.
  • Bahamian Dollars 2.00 for Children (under 12).
  • Bahamian Dollars 3.00 for Seniors.

Fort Charlotte Hours

  • The living historical scene culminates with the firing of the cannon at 12:00 pm. Every Wednesday and Friday, starting at 11:30 am.

How to Reach Fort Charlotte

  • Ferry terminal: P.I.F.T (6 kilometers away)
  • Bus: At Palmetto Ave (4 kilometers way)
  • By taking a Jitney (minibus).
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/ Scooter/ Bike

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  • Fort Charlotte Address: West Bay Street (opposite Arawak Cay), Nassau & Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Fort Charlotte Contact Number: +1-2423259186
  • Fort Charlotte Timing: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Fort Charlotte Price: 5 BSD
  • Best time to visit Fort Charlotte(preferred time): 08:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort Charlotte: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.51% of people who visit Nassau include Fort Charlotte in their plan

  • 54.55% of people start their Fort Charlotte visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Charlotte

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Charlotte

People normally club together Ardastra Gardens, Zoo And Conservation Centre and Arawak Cay while planning their visit to Fort Charlotte.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Is Fort Charlotte open? I'm seeing a note on internet that it is temporarily closed. Will it be open on 4/10/22 and what are the hours?

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