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Fort Charles, Port Royal

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  • Visited one of several heritage sites in Jamaica. Hadn't been here since I was a teenager and the place is still well kept. There is a dedication to keep history and to have a site for tourist attract...  more »
  • Great history! Would love to see more investment in the area as it is the founding place of the country.  more »
  • There were six forts which guarded the Kingston Harbor. If it had not been for this aggressive defense, the people of the island of Jamaica would be speaking Spanish, not English, today. Only one of t...  more »
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  • Visiting this fort was definitely one of the highlights of my entire trip to Kingston. It was too hot to do the city tour so we just opted for a tour of the fort. Don't skip this! Our tour guide, Andrew, was incredibly knowledgeable and really enhanced the visit so much. He was Able to add additional information to what was listed in the two small museums and explained so much about the fort and all the disasters it befell. Andrew is from Port Royal and showed us where he used to play in the tunnels below the fort as a child. Those tunnels are now filled in showing that the place is still sinking. Giddy house is a lot of fun to try to walk in. Andrew also picked fruit from the almond tree and showed us how to eat it then break the seed to get the nut. He was terrific and earned a great tip!
  • Was fun and educational ...great historic point for jamaica
  • Great place the tour guide Andrew was extremely knowledgeable and helpful
  • A lovely little slice of history. The place is pretty and so are the surrounding areas and there's a well versed Historian waiting to tell you stories. I believe every nation can find a live of it's history here from when their ancestors rushed to the new world. It's cheap to get in too
  • I enjoyed going here on a school trip. Learnt a lot, especially since I'm a Pirates of the Caribbean fan 😄

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