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Jamaica Sights

Fort Charles

  • Military Site

Updated 03/13/2014

Fodor's Review

You can explore the remnants of Fort Charles, once the city's largest garrison. Built in 1662, this is the oldest surviving structure from the British occupation. On the grounds you can find an old artillery storehouse, called Giddy House, which gained its name after being tilted by the earthquake of 1907. Locals say its slant makes you dizzy. The Fort Charles Maritime Museum is housed in what was once the headquarters for the British Royal Navy. Admiral Horatio Nelson

served as a naval lieutenant here in 1779. The museum features a re-creation of Nelson's private quarters, as well as other artifacts from the era, including models of various sailing vessels. Fort Charles is located just past Norman Manley International Airport.

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Sight Information

Address:

Fort Charles, Port Royal, Port Royal, Jamaica

Phone:

876-967–8438

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Daily 9–4:45

Updated 03/13/2014

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