Fort Charles

Jan 23

Jamaica’s latitude and longitude are measured from the flagstaff of Fort Char...

By: Limelyph Team

Fort Charles

Fort Charles

DESCRIPTION:
Jamaica’s latitude and longitude are measured from the flagstaff of Fort Charles, a weathered redoubt originally laid in 1655, and the only one of the town’s forts to survive the 1692 earthquake. Originally washed by the sea on three sides, the fort is now firmly landlocked due to the gradual silt build-up. At its peak, 104 guns protected the fort. Many cannons still point out from their embrasures along the restored battlements.
Fort Charles was the first fort to be erected in Port Royal. It was built in the late 1650-60 and was originally called Fort Cromwell but was renamed Fort Charles. The fort underwent several changes between 1656 -1670. In 1667, the fort had 36 guns and by 1765 it had 104 guns and a garrison with 500 men.

Contact Information:
Telephone: (876) 967-8438
Email: fortcharles@jnht.com / tours@jnht.com
Website: www.jnht.com

Open:
9am to 5pm weekly
Closed: (Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Admission/ Tour
Local Adults ….. $600.00
Foreign Adults …… US$15.00
Local Children …..$300.00
Foreign Children ……US$8.00
Students (Primary/Secondary) $250.00
Tertiary Students/Teachers …..$500.00
Town Tour
Local Adult …..$1500.00
Foreign Adult …..US$20.00
Local Children …..$800.00
Foreign Children …..US$10.00

Date and Time

January 23, 12:00 AM.

Location

Fort Charles - Fort Charles- 1 Queen Street, Port Royal, Jamaica

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