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Address: Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
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There were six forts which guarded the Kingston Harbor. If it had not been for this aggressive defense, the people of the island of Jamaica would be speaking Spanish, not English... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were six forts which guarded the Kingston Harbor. If it had not been for this aggressive defense, the people of the island of Jamaica would be speaking Spanish, not English, today. Only one of the forts, Fort Charles, remains accessible The number and size of the cannon at this fort established in the late 1600's led the defense. There... More 

Thank CyndyandByron
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting this fort was definitely one of the highlights of my entire trip to Kingston. It was too hot to do the city tour so we just opted for a tour of the fort. Don't skip this! Our tour guide, Andrew, was incredibly knowledgeable and really enhanced the visit so much. He was Able to add additional information to what... More 

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited Fort Charles around noon on a Sunday, with rain clouds gathering just off the coast. We walked to the small museum buildings, which as other reviewers have said, has just a few artifacts, we were met in the second small building by a friendly and charming guide. I hadn't realized he was there to give a tour, but... More 

Thank jrudnits
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This was my third time visiting Port Royal and I loved it just the same, as always I was sure to stop by Giddy house. Nothing but great things to say about Port Royal, perfectly preserved piece of History.

Thank Jehan Indira H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very good historical tour of Port Royal and Jamaica. Get a docent to show you around. If you go at the end of the day you'll be ready for a cold one at any local pub.

Thank DBKuper
Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

An interesting travel to the times when the Caribbean was the main route for Spanish ships trying to bring collected gold and silver from their American colonies to Spain and English pirates trying to get the treasures from the Spanish ships. This was one of the main English bases. Besides visiting a significant part of the original building you will... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Port Royal and Fort Charles have great historical value. It is rich with history, there are so many questions that I had about that period...I mean come on Port Royal was once considered the "wickedest place on Earth". So suffice to say I was super excited to visit this location. I got there on a Sat evening with my boyfriend... More 

Thank jhean7
Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

The potential from an historic and income generating perspective is immense! Just needs some though (which I'm sure has been given), and commitment (which seems to be lacking).

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great guide, great history and phenomenal artifacts. I suspect my ancestors came through Port Charles so it was quite interesting to view the affects it produced throughout Jamaica.

Thank nicholas r
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was the location where the pirate of the Caribbean's used to hang out. Very historic site, wars took place here, the British and Spanish fought such an amazing history here at this very spot! Great guided tour once inside, entrance fee $25 USD

Thank born4travelCA

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