New Providence and Paradise Islands Sights



Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle Review

Shaped like the bow of a ship and perched near the top of the Queen's Staircase, Fort Fincastle—named for Royal Governor Lord Dunmore (Viscount Fincastle)—was completed in 1793 to be a lookout post for marauders trying to sneak into the harbor. It served as a lighthouse in the early 19th century. A 15- to 20-minute tour costs just $1 per person and includes the nearby Queen's Staircase.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Top of Elizabeth Ave. hill, south of Shirley St., Nassau, New Providence Island
  • Phone: 242/356–9085
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 8–4
  • Location: Nassau
Updated: 07-12-2013

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