Port Royal, Kingston

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Kingston
Explore the port that was once home to privateers and pirates from around the world at Port Royal. In colonial times, the port was used by English and Dutch privateers who were employed by their home countries to challenge the Spanish Empire. These privateers later turned to piracy after letters of marque stopped being issued. Today you can explore the port and old forts of the town, go fishing off the pier, and enter the slanted Giddy House--an amunitions bunker that's tilted after an earthquake in 1907. Plan to visit Port Royal and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kingston attractions using our Kingston road trip planner.
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  • We had a great guide who really enjoyed telling us the fascinating history of PortRoyal and Fort Charles. Nelson was in charge here at the age of 18! The artefacts are quite limited but overall well w...  more »
  • This is a great spot to visit. A lot of history and artifacts. The building in the picture is really neat. You need to go inside and try standing straight. :)  more »
  • As much as this place is such a globally-renowned historic site, it's just unfortunate that the upkeep and maintenance of the general area is so dismal. A historic area such as this should be much mor...  more »
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