Fort Charles

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Church Street, Port Royal, Jamaica
Fort Charles - Giddy House, Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles - Victoria and Albert Battery, Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles - Giddy House, Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles - Exhibition in Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles - Exhibition in Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles - Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles - Fort Charles, Port Royal

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Airpunk Airpunk
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Fort Charles, Giddy House and many more historical buildings Feb 14, 2017
Fort Charles is where most of Port Royal's Heritage is preserved. It is one of formerly four forts and the only one which survived the two earthquakes of 1692 and 1907. Inside, most of the exhibition is about the Fort itself and the history of Port Royal. There are several boards which help you through the history timeline, although there is no clear red thread to follow. There is a museum-like exhibitions in two smaller buildings with old maps and artefacts found during excavations in Port Royal. Speak to the staff which is knowledgeable about Port Royal's history. For refreshments, there is a small museum shop with a bar.

One the grounds of Fort Charles you will find the so-called “Giddy House”, a former ammunition storage building which sank into the sand after the earthquake of 1907 but otherwise remained intact. Nearby Victoria and Albert Battery also sank into the sand, but remained less intact.

Entry fee is 10 US$ or 1250 JMD (2017), concessions (especially for residents) apply. Plan around 1 ½ hours for it. In my opinion, it's worth the price as this is exactly the kind of sight I like when I am travelling. And although it may sound expensive, remember that the Bob Marley Museum charges you 25 US$!
Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles, Port Royal
Fort Charles, Port Royal
Exhibition in Fort Charles, Port R…
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Airpunk says:
Unfortunately, the popular tourist spots charge quite high prices. The entry fee for the Blue Mountains National Park is also 20 US$, but only 200 JMD (around 1.50 US$) for local residents. Fort Charles is in the average range while places such as the good Montego Bay Museum for some reason charge only 400 JMD for tourists and locals alike.
Posted on: Mar 08, 2017
DAO says:
I will give good old Bob a miss!
Posted on: Mar 08, 2017
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