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Fort Charlotte, Kingstown
Categories: Historic Sites, Military Facilities, Tourist Spots
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. Plan to see Fort Charlotte and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kingstown trip generator.
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Nice view and history! My guide took me here and gave me a good history lesson. Took beautiful pictures, must see!
it was an interesting place, but unfortunately i don;t think we had the best of guides. Even with only 2 of us, i could not hear what he was saying and he spoke so softly I felt embarrassed asking him... read more »
This place is awesome, real great view and well written history of the pioneers with pictures depicting the various events. It's a must do when visiting the island!!! The only set back is the narrow r... read more »
One of the most humbling and amazingly gorgeous places I have ever been too. The people and the culture are some of the most humbling I've ever experienced. Definitely a must see.
If you appreciate history or anything beautiful for that matter, you should definitely make it your business to make it up this Fort. Panoramic view of Kingstown, and as far leeward as Questelles.
Best place to live and work. The people are friendly and helpful very warm. Truly unique and fabulous unspoilt by tourism not to say it won't change for the better.
The view is amazingly spectacular. MUST VISIT!!
Best place to go for a view of Saint Vincent, Kingstown, and the visible Grenadines. Gives a bit of history of the island as well. Can't beat the views!
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