New Providence and Paradise Islands Sights

Fort Fincastle

  • Historic District/Site

Published 09/28/2015

Fodor's 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. The fort's 126-foot-tall water tower, which is more than 200 feet above sea level (and the island's highest point), is closed at this writing.

Sight Information

Address:

Top of Elizabeth Ave. hill, south of Shirley St., Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas

Phone:

242-356–9085

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–4

Published 09/28/2015

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