Fort Charlotte, Kingstown

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Gain an insight into Kingstown's history with a visit to Fort Charlotte. Unusually, this standard Napoleonic-era fort features gun turrets pointing inward to the island itself--indeed, the British army wasn't concerned with a European naval invasion, but rather the Black Caribs. The oppressed descendents of the island's indigenous cultures and shipwrecked slave escapees had caused havoc on the island when allied with French invading forces late in the 18th century. Ironically, the fort itself was built using slave labor in 1806. Take a guided tour to illuminate your visit with stories of this troubled period. Bring a camera to capture the views of Kingstown's port and waterfront from the hilltop citadel. Put Fort Charlotte into our Kingstown trip itinerary site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kingstown.
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  • Interesting learning more about Fort Charlotte and the history of the Island. Inside the building are historical pics about the Black Caribs. 
    Interesting learning more about Fort Charlotte and the history of the Island. Inside the building are historical pics about the Black Caribs.  more »
  • Our tour guide (Swazo) took us up to and through this old fort. It has a great view of the harbor for Kingstown. The Harbor is controlled by a 24/7 staff from one of the old battlements. We toured....  more
    Our tour guide (Swazo) took us up to and through this old fort. It has a great view of the harbor for Kingstown. The Harbor is controlled by a 24/7 staff from one of the old battlements. We toured....  more »
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  • Run down mess. Would not recommend. Good views but nothing else. Overall do not waste you time.
  • I commonly visit this historical landmark. It is calm quiet and serene and gives a 360 degree view of Kingstown and the leeward side of the island. The many stories that have heard about this fort and it’s contribution to the history of St. Vincent.

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