Fodor's Expert Review Fort Fincastle

Nassau Historic District/Site

Shaped like the bow of a ship and perched near the top of the Queen's Staircase, Fort Fincastle—named for Royal Governor Lord Dunmore (Viscount Fincastle)—was completed in 1793 to be a lookout post for marauders trying to sneak into the harbor. It served as a lighthouse in the early 19th century. A 15- to 20-minute tour costs just $1 per person and includes the nearby Queen's Staircase. The fort's 126-foot-tall water tower, which is more than 200 feet above sea level (and the island's highest point), is closed at this writing.

Historic District/Site Military Sight

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Nassau, New Providence Island  Bahamas

242-356–9085

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Rate Includes: Free, Daily 8–4

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