Fort Fincastle
Fort Fincastle
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The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.
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  • UncleDawg01
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't follow Google Maps.
    Leave the port and go up hill and to the left. Aim for the big, white water tower looking thing. Don't ask directions, they sent us to Queen's Ave instead of the Queen's Staircase. And don't use Google, it brought us around the back side of the fort in the "Over the Hill" area that is pretty sketchy. When you get to the Fort, pay to go inside and let the guide give you a tour. We saw so many people decline the tour offer and it was wonderful, informative and really made the Fort come alive. Take pictures of the Queen's Staircase on your way to and from the fort. The only negative to the whole thing is that the Mini-Straw market has sprung up around the fort, so you have to deal with the hagglers as you walk in.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2023
  • female_abroad
    Vancouver, Canada164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight is the view
    Decent, 360 degree view of the area but besides that, there isn't much to rave about. The fort had a gentleman tell us the history when we first enter before climbing up to the view point. Back at the base there was a massive parking lot with few souvenir huts and "Big Mama" was the main draw as she was the loudest out of all the sellers. Just past the parking lot you are met by a gentleman who will tell you the history of the Queen's Staircase for a tip before you descend it. Or you can just walk down it to the parking lot below without knowing the history. if you have to choose, go to Fort Charlotte.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Brendan S
    Arlington, Virginia1,689 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tiny fort with Nassau vista
    Fort Fincastle is one of Nassau’s three historic forts. It’s located very near the well-known Queen’s Staircase. As a fort, it is pretty limited: a few ramparts with replica cannon and two small rooms. The main appeal is that it offers a panoramic view of Nassau, including its harbor and the Atlantis resort. The imposing water tower nearby offers a better vantage point, but it is closed to visitors. The Fort is worth visiting if you decide to see the Staircase, but you wouldn’t spend more than 15 minutes at the Fort itself, and have to brave a gauntlet of souvenir vendors just to get to it.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 January 2024
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD2,414 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Interesting structure (water tower), dates back to early 1900's, small fort nearby, and vendors set up on path. Definitely worth a photo op easy walk up the hill, just be careful with the steep steps.
Written 8 February 2024
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1,689 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Fort Fincastle is one of Nassau’s three historic forts. It’s located very near the well-known Queen’s Staircase. As a fort, it is pretty limited: a few ramparts with replica cannon and two small rooms. The main appeal is that it offers a panoramic view of Nassau, including its harbor and the Atlantis resort. The imposing water tower nearby offers a better vantage point, but it is closed to visitors. The Fort is worth visiting if you decide to see the Staircase, but you wouldn’t spend more than 15 minutes at the Fort itself, and have to brave a gauntlet of souvenir vendors just to get to it.
Written 17 January 2024
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Sergey K
Redmond, WA54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This fort is tiny and lame, looks like it was turned into a big deal merely because there isn't much to see throughout the city. Does not come anywhere close to the forts we have seen in other places - such as Puerto Rico. The streets we had to walk to get there have no sidewalks, which seems typical for most Nassau streets. Ultimately, would we know this is going to be the experience, we would not go at all, and would just take one of the excursions to nearby islands that have wonderful beaches. Looks like beauty of this place is in the beaches around it, and not in the city itself. (Very sorry to say that.)
Written 27 December 2023
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female_abroad
Vancouver, Canada164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Decent, 360 degree view of the area but besides that, there isn't much to rave about. The fort had a gentleman tell us the history when we first enter before climbing up to the view point. Back at the base there was a massive parking lot with few souvenir huts and "Big Mama" was the main draw as she was the loudest out of all the sellers. Just past the parking lot you are met by a gentleman who will tell you the history of the Queen's Staircase for a tip before you descend it. Or you can just walk down it to the parking lot below without knowing the history. if you have to choose, go to Fort Charlotte.
Written 7 August 2023
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William S
Sealy, United States15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The fort is amazing and historical. I enjoy historical places. The tour is informative and satisfying. We truly enjoyed seeing it and learning its history! I recommend it to all history buffs.
Written 15 July 2023
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UncleDawg01
Mount Juliet, TN161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Leave the port and go up hill and to the left. Aim for the big, white water tower looking thing. Don't ask directions, they sent us to Queen's Ave instead of the Queen's Staircase. And don't use Google, it brought us around the back side of the fort in the "Over the Hill" area that is pretty sketchy. When you get to the Fort, pay to go inside and let the guide give you a tour. We saw so many people decline the tour offer and it was wonderful, informative and really made the Fort come alive. Take pictures of the Queen's Staircase on your way to and from the fort. The only negative to the whole thing is that the Mini-Straw market has sprung up around the fort, so you have to deal with the hagglers as you walk in.
Written 12 June 2023
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Steve Armitage
Mastic, NY55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Nice fort and excellent to see inside of it. You get a better perspective when inside than outside of it.
Written 12 June 2023
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Van H
Birmingham, AL65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Very interesting. The guide was over the top informational.
He pointed out all the land mark around the fort.
Probably one of the smallest fort I have ever be in.
Must see if you like history.
Written 27 May 2023
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
visited again after many years- still a delightful little fort. Offers great view. If your feeling strong, you can push the cannons... nice signage telling the history. Really cheap to go inside. As a fan of forts and history, I recommend stopping by
Written 21 March 2023
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We came here during our stopover from our cruise during a guided tour. There is a small fee to go in so we took pictures outside only. It’s by the queens staircase and water tower. There are shopping stalls surrounding.
Written 18 March 2023
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