Port Royal, Kingston

4.3
#3 of 8 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 trip generator.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This place is rich in history and culture. Went for its ideal sea food and it was great. Famous for its fish !!  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Nice area to visit, the restaurants there are also nice. The only con is the mosquitos. Be prepared to be clapping your hands and hitting your body because of those mosquitos  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Port Royal has many historical sites which take back to days of the Pirate Captain Morgan. it is a small community that keeps it close with many good sea food restaurants.  more »
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  • April 8, 2017
    Nice fort and surrounding area. Good for a family trip.
  • February 19, 2017
    A great historical site for those who love the Napoleonic/Colonial times.I'd recommend taking a family for a half day trips to enjoy the sights and seeing the old structures where the British fought!
  • April 12, 2017
    Spent an entire afternoon here !! So much history !! Had a guided tour by a lovely gal, cold drinks in the old jail, then wandered the entire place again for photos !! A " must see" when anywhere near !!
  • January 20, 2017
    I like this place!!! The great pirates city !
  • February 9, 2016
    I when there twice when is was a child. I still want to go there now. The Giddy house is a must see

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