Trip Planner:   Caribbean  /  Dominica  /  Fort Shirley

Fort Shirley, Toucari

#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Dominica
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
One of Dominica's most important historical sites, Fort Shirley invites you to step back in time and relive the island's turbulent history. Erected during the French and Indian War, the fort has endured its fair share of turmoil, and has changed owners many times. Walk around the grounds to find old rusted cannons, restored cannons looking over the bay, restored walls, and an old tap. Follow up with a visit to one of the many trails located just behind the fort. Find old ruins including the house of one of the old commanders of the fort. Plan my Toucari trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
Create an itinerary including Fort Shirley

Fort Shirley reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
108 reviews
  • Great views of the coast below. Well manicured area and well preserved fort. Needs more signage and more detail for the history of the place.  more »
  • It's a bit of a steep hike but the fort up top is nicely restored with several signs for a self-guided tour. There are some beautiful trees on site as well. The view from the fort of the harbor...  more »
  • Very nice place for easy hike with interesting historical and biological facts. Some view points were covered by high trees, so there was no view at all, but that's the nature.
  • Not much to see in the fort. There is a nice trail though.

Plan your trip to Toucari

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.