Fort Fincastle in Nassau, Bahamas
Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 on Bennet's Hill, the highest point on the island, to watch for pirates. The shape itself is very unique, resembling a paddle-wheel steamer, circular except for a triangular tip. With expansive 360 degree views, you can easily spot your cruise ship or the Atlantis resort in Paradise Island which is presumably how most of you will find your way to this island. It is cut from the same limestone rock that the Queen's Staircase is made of which is not surprising since climb up the stairs leads to a straw market where vendors sell their wares, and this fort. It's not a large fort but there are prisons for you to explore as well as old cannons. The upper level provides the best vantage point.
The easiest way to get here is to climb the Queen's Staircase, but you can take the long route that cars take if accessibility is an issue. Cabs can drive up here.
Coordinates: 25.0736° N, 77.3385° W
Cost & Admission
$1 and suggested tips for the tour.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Restaurants and eateries nearby in Downtown Nassau.
Exploring a historical site.
Because the fort itself is small, it can get very crowded, very easily. I visited both around noon time and in the wee hours of morning. I'd say I rather enjoyed the morning visit.