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The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was recently in this place. Very little care for the government. Nothing to see inside. The guns do not belong to the time. They were taken to this place to hide. They charge 3 dollars at the entrance to see anything.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Nestor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Fort is right next to the Queens Staircase. Definitely a good stop. The vendors here were WAY better than the Straw Market. It was small but i feel like it was worth a stop, especially if you are going to the staircase.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sarahele16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped as part of an island tour. It was a very interesting fort and the view was very nice worth the small fee to go in

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KJBarry
Reviewed 5 September 2019

As with many other reviewers, we visited Fort Fincastle after climbing the Queen’s Staircase. The fort is rather small, and appears to be more for show than for actual defense. Once you are there it is worth paying the nominal entrance fee and taking a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ed C
Reviewed 21 August 2019

Very small, but 10-15mins with a guide is well worth it. The signs are all interesting and being at the top of the Queen's Staircase makes it a very convinient additional attraction.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ajbmystic
Reviewed 4 August 2019

Interesting historic fort with amazing views of the island from up top. Right beside The Queen's Staircase so its fun to see both.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WanderlustMP36
Reviewed 4 August 2019

Decided to check it out since we went to view the queens staircase. Costs 3 dollars plus tax to enter. Not a lot to see. You can walk around the outside for free. Worth the time to see it, but don’t pay to go inside.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank hkincaid3
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Great history and a must see if doing the Queen's Staircase. The entry fee is minimal and the fort itself is not very big but it is neat to see.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ELOResident
Reviewed 19 July 2019

We approached Ft. Fincastle after climbing up the adjacent Queen's Staircase (don't miss those!). There were dozens of taxis dropping off people who seemed to have come from docked cruise ships. We were also on a cruise, but skip the taxi . . . just...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank freutmich
Reviewed 7 July 2019

We drove up to see the castle with $3 entrance fee per person but didn’t go inside as we were so hot after walking around it, lots of local vendors there selling straw market gifts. No nice cafe and quite squalid really all around. If...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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michellez2018
5 October 2018|
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Response from ksmiley28 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $3. No more than $6.
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ninja421
11 December 2017|
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Response from Cheesegunk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a fee to get in. I recommend bringing small bills and small coins. They will give you change back but I their currency.
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Boohawk
21 January 2016|
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I tipped 3 US bucks, I did not have change. Others were tipping $5
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