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Fort Charlotte, Kingstown

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Historic Site
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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  • View of Kingston is amazing....... I love this place.... felt like I lived in that era while I was there. The your guide was great.....  more »
  • Make sure you visit this place when visiting SVG. This fort is beautifully situated on top of the hill with stunning view. We had a wonderful guide who explained a great story about this Fort during t...  more »
  • Amazing views, nice ruin, but outside of the paintings in the cabin, not much there. The paintings were incredible though. Drive up to it was awesome.  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