Fort Charlotte
Fort Charlotte
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Underground passages and dungeons lie underneath this old fort, built in 1787.
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  • Jen
    Camillus, New York1 contribution
    Cool fort. Iffy staff. Tourist beware.
    Fort is cool. Amazing view. There are no signs stating you have to pay. Women from gift store chased us and screamed at us to come back. Not a big deal… after I looked online and they charged us 40% higher than listed on the website. A woman self designated herself as our tour guide even though we 1) didn’t ask for one and 2) didn’t want one, my husband tried to turn her away and she refused. She screamed at my kids for putting one foot on the grass while walking. Another employee later confirmed that we didn’t have to stay w her and we could walk on the grass. The woman was loud, demanding and downright rude. My kids were literally scared of her (🤦🏼‍♀️) and she turned a fun morning into a bit of a 💩show. We travel frequently and are pretty used to tourist traps but this was over the top and out of line. Just a heads up to watch what they charge you and that you are not required to have a guide. We literally had to all run different directions to escape her. That said- there was a male employee inside the fort offering information or to walk w people. He was knowledgeable, polite, entertaining and great at his job! We loved him!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • jillianjh
    Jonesboro, Arkansas514 contributions
    A MUST in Nassau!
    We decided to explore Nassau and several of its historic sites rather than opt for the tourist attraction that most people flock to when docked from a cruise ship. This is one of those sites that is easily within walking distance (if it is not too hot). When we arrived, there was only one other small group there, which is so surprising given the significance of this site. The fort is well-preserved and walking down into the various chambers allows the visitor to see several exhibits that explain how and why the British built the fort and why it was so strategically important. The legacy of this fort is one that should definitely be feeding the local economy.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Aisha N
    1 contribution
    Absolutely Amazing!
    Michelle Young was our tour guide and she did an excellent job. She was very passionate and enthusiastic about the history and it showed whilst she was taking us around. We really enjoyed everything we saw and learned about. Our experience would not have been the same without her. She is an asset to the organisation. Thank you so much Michelle. We will definitely spread the word.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Susan S
    1 contribution
    Great Tour of Fort Charlotte
    I went with my husband who is a history buff and especially loves military history. We were lucky to have Michelle Young as our guide. She was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Fort Charlotte. Michelle painted a picture of what it would have been like during that time and weaving in stories. I truly felt like I was experiencing a moment in history walking the old forts. My husband loved it and also thought it was the best tour we have had. Thanks Michelle!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Carlos S
    1 contribution
    Best tour guide at Fort Charlotte.
    I like to thank Ms. Michelle, our tour guide at Fort Charlotte. She kept us entertained with all types of fun facts and engaged with trivia type questions about the history of the island and the fort. Thank you Ms. Michelle for the awesome tour and photos.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Mark S
    Deer Park, New York2 contributions
    Great educational and fun experience
    Went to Ft Charlotte doing a little sightseeing. When we got there we met Michelle Young. Not only did we see the Fort, we learned so much about its history and the history of the Bahamas. That woman could be a historian. But besides that she is professional, funny, down to earth and a great person. Michelle is a great ambassador for the Fort and country as a whole. I will go back again to see Michelle and see what else she can teach me about THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 October 2023
  • bernadette f
    1 contribution
    Visiting Fort Charlotte
    I took my four year old grandson to visit Fort Charlotte. He was learning about Bahamian landmarks at school. He enjoyed it! Michelle Young was our guide and tried to make it interesting for a four year old. She was wonderful! She broke down the information in small bits so that he could understand it and remember the important parts. He came home and was able to give his mom and grandfather a good history lesson. Thanks to our awesome guide Michelle!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Yesenia B
    2 contributions
    Michelle young- great tour guide
    Michelle young was a great help, she walked us through the whole fort and was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. She is extremely passionate about the history of the Bahamas. Make sure you bring tipping cash and 11 dollars each for the entrance fee. Honestly seeing the marks of the chisel that made this for really brings you back. I love walking places that make you imagine a different time when machinery like today was not around. Must see if you love history.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 November 2023
  • KirkRB
    Redondo Beach, California45 contributions
    Learn Nassau History
    Fort Charlotte is an important part of the history of the Bahamas. Our tour guide, Michelle Young, was friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us many interesting facets of the fort. I had never seen cannons like these that could be aimed over a 180 degree range (front wheels on small circular tracks, rear wheels on large-diameter tracks). Great views of the harbor and surroundings -- of course, that's why the fort was built in that location.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
  • elaine p
    Conroe, Texas3 contributions
    Tour with Michelle
    Went on the tour with Michelle Young, wow did she know her stuff. Made it a fun time and we learned so much about not only the Fort but surrounding area too. Would highly recommend. Oh and ask for Michelle!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 December 2023
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Helen D
Kingston, Canada25 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We took a guided tour with Michelle Young who was friendly and kind. She made things interactive by asking questions and offering to take photos of us. Great little test at the end. Highly recommend this tour as a way to learn the interesting history of Nassau.
Written 20 February 2024
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Elijah W
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
Very cool fort with some very interesting history, and great views of Nassau harbor (enjoy a few random mediocre photos I took). My friend and I inadvertently paid for a guided tour of the fort (5.50USD per person, plus a tip for the guide at the end), but didn't regret it. Our tour guide Michelle Young was incredibly friendly, personable, and knowledge, and frequently kept us engaged with the tour, rather than treating it like a lecture. Fort Charlotte ended up being one of our best experiences in Nassau.
Written 17 February 2024
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Scouter13
Carrying Place, Canada23 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Great historical experience! We had a wonderful guide, Michelle Young, who lead us on our tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about the Fort and Bahamian history. It was really interesting and you could tell that she, as a volunteer, was very excited to share her knowledge. One of the best forts we have visited.
Written 16 February 2024
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Zurik
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Our tour guide Roston was so energetic and informative! The kids loved it, it was definitely worth the time and money, highly recommended!
Written 15 February 2024
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Dwight O
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Took the tour with Michelle Young. She did an awesome job and even gave us a "test" at the end. It was fun and she did a great job. Highly recommended!
Written 12 February 2024
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tracy h
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Tour guide Michelle Young was excellent and friendly. She even gave other sightseeing opportunities and local restaurants that were amazing :)…All the team there was kind. Highly recommend
Written 7 February 2024
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chrish77
Elkhart, IN246 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Michele Wilson gave us a great tour. The fort is a great way to kill an hour or two for $11. Good piece of history. Well worth the trip.
Written 5 February 2024
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Kimberly D
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Michelle Young was an awesome tour guide. She was fun, good natured and a wonderful person. We all laughed, joked around and learned a lot of history! Thank you, Michelle!
Written 30 January 2024
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lizzi460
Jacksonville, FL19 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Thank you so much to the world famous Michelle Young for the highly educational tour. It was such an informative and scenic experience. (Also perfectly close to the fish fry for lunch)
Written 25 January 2024
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Devin R
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Couples
Had a really great time. our tour guide Michelle young was the best very knowledgeable and just a delight
Written 21 January 2024
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