Fort Charlotte, Kingstown

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Gain an insight into Kingstown's history with a visit to Fort Charlotte. Unusually, this standard Napoleonic-era fort features gun turrets pointing inward to the island itself--indeed, the British army wasn't concerned with a European naval invasion, but rather the Black Caribs. The oppressed descendents of the island's indigenous cultures and shipwrecked slave escapees had caused havoc on the island when allied with French invading forces late in the 18th century. Ironically, the fort itself was built using slave labor in 1806. Take a guided tour to illuminate your visit with stories of this troubled period. Bring a camera to capture the views of Kingstown's port and waterfront from the hilltop citadel. Put Fort Charlotte into our Kingstown trip itinerary site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kingstown.
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  • Could be so much better if there was more information available. Worth the trip for the views though.  more »
  • We stopped in the port of Kingstown, the capital of the island of St. Vincent with the Costa Magica on the 02.04.2017. The visit of Fort Charlotte was our highlight on this island. The wonderful views over the island and "our" ship before the fantastic Caribbean scenery. Highly recommended.
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  • We rented a car to do this site. It is close to the capital and the road is a bit small. To be honest very small. Some places look like single lane but worth the drive. GPS works perfectly to find it ...  more »
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  • It's part of our tourist attraction in st Vincent and the Grenadines
  • A great view overlooking Kingstown, bay, the port, and also sunset over the Caribbean Sea. I can also see Bequia Island clearly here. One small history room is also here briefing the history of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines I jogged from Bay Street up to here for around 20 minutes. The distance is also good for walking. If you walk or jog, get prepared dogs might bark heavily on you along the road.
  • View... awesome!! Ambience... naturally refreshing
  • A good place for a view of the surrounding down and seas. The mural and room with history are helpful in learning about St Vincent and the Grenadines in the 1700s and 1800s.
  • Fabulous views and interesting history. Knowledgeable guide is worth the 10ecd

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