Fort Fincastle17 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Elizabeth Ave | Shirley St., Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2423569085
- Ticket Price: 1 BSD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Fort
Dating back to the late 18th century, Fort Fincastle is named after Viscount Fincastle (also known as lord Dunmore) who constructed this fort to protect the Nassau harbour from pirate attacks. Nassau has a notorious history with pirates and this fort keeps this very history alive and breathing in the city’s present day.
The fort takes the prime location on top of Bennet’s hill- the highest point on the island. Once upon a time the fort had the capacity to hold and operate 68 cannons- not even one of which was ever used! Today, its shape that resembles a paddle-steamer, stands tall as one of the most iconic and picturesque structures around the city.
The limestone used to make this fort was extracted while carving out the famous ‘Queens Staircase’- a highlight in itself. Don’t forget to take some time to admire the rustic staircase and enjoy the panoramic views when you reach the fort!
Entrance Ticket Details For Fort Fincastle
- Admission Fee: Bahamian Dollars 1 per person.
Fort Fincastle Hours
- Daily hours/ Daily guided tours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
How to Reach Fort Fincastle
- Ferry terminal: P.I.F.T, Atlantis Bridge (2.3 kilometers away by walking)
- By taking a Jitney (minibus).
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Scooter/ Bike
- On foot
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2.1% of people who visit Nassau include Fort Fincastle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
86.67% of people start their Fort Fincastle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Fincastle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Fincastle