Fort King George
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Wendy G
Jersey, UK535 contributions
May 2022
This was good to see , sadly the museum is closed on a Saturday !! Easy to walk around, some of the buildings were closed . Stunning views and ideal for photos. Can walk back down to the town from here.
Written 10 May 2022
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Tammi D
Pukekohe, New Zealand7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Visiting Fort King George was a great experience with the beautiful scenery, lovely old buildings and cool cannons. I was able to take some gorgeous panoramic photographs from the fort overlooking the ocean, some great shots of the Powder Magazine, the cannons and the arches of the main building.

The kids thought it was cool that bats were literally hanging out in a couple of the buildings, but it was unfortunate that due to Covid restrictions, the museum was closed.

All in all, it was a cool experience for the kids and there wasn’t too much walking, but enough to get some exercise.
Written 25 January 2022
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Scott
Port of Spain, Trinidad5 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Visited while the weather was not great to be at the beach. The views were great and walking around the grounds filled in 45 minutes. There are a couple of museums you can pay to enter (TTD $20 adult) however we chose not to go in as we had a 3 year old with us. Worth a visit on a rainy day but nothing special
Written 30 December 2020
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Ryan & Katy Smilko
San Jose, CA240 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Fort King George was the first stop we made when visiting Tobago and it didn’t disappoint!

The fort still has many of the original canons and structures from when it was originally built, most of which are free to explore. There are some other buildings and areas which require payment to see and explore.

If you’re visiting Tobago, we’d recommend stopping here!
Written 27 December 2020
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Lynn I
9 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
It is a good nature spot but also the museum has good artefacts. Amerindian artefacts, implements from Africa, even skeletons and an embalmed bird!
Written 15 July 2020
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David J
Grayshott, UK65 contributions
Mar 2020
There are not many historic or cultural sites to visit in Tobago, but Fort George should not be missed if you are in Scarborough. Wonderful views across the harbour show why Fort George was such a stronghold for the various colonial regimes that "owned" Tobago over the centuries.
There is also a small museum that sets the fort and local culture in context.
Written 13 May 2020
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seafarers62
Great Oakley, UK230 contributions
Mar 2020
Historic sites don't play a major part in walking & hiking around Tobago, but this magnificently restored fort 400 feet above the capital city of Scarborough has beautifully kept walking paths and excellent panoramic views.
Built in 1777, Fort King George consists of a lighthouse, powder magazine and officer's mess. One building has been converted into an art gallery.
After a prolonged battle, the French took the fort a few years later and renamed it Fort Castries. The French occupied it from 1781-1793.
Recaptured by the British, the fort changed hands several more times, so it's amazing anything at all is left. It finally was abandoned in 1854.
Locals will tell you that Tobago changed hands politically 31 times in 200 years, making their island one of the most traded/fought for landfalls in the Caribbean. Tobagoans are kind of proud for having been so highly prized.
If you like history this is the place to visit, give yourself plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the experience. Great photo oportunities.
Written 30 March 2020
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO3,328 contributions
Jan 2020
We went twice during our stay in Tobago, and unfortunately, the museums weren't open then. Monday - Friday only. However, there waws still plenty to see--views, vendors, and a wedding! One of many fort locations around Tobago. Each has their own unique history, and the views are always magnificent. Tobago has such a unique and varied history, and I'm extremely lucky to have been able to visit!
Written 15 March 2020
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cleopartha
Maraval, Trinidad28 contributions
Feb 2020
parking is awful
no shade or lack thereof
museum has awful times
only plus is fantastic view ...best for pictures, videos
Written 11 March 2020
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JohntheLast
Barrington, IL1,302 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Nice historical site with great views and a really good little museum. Worth the time to stop in. Museum is a nice mix of Tobago and African artifacts.
Written 8 March 2020
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