Fort King George
Fort King George
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  • Robert D
    2,718 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic buildings and museum
    Fort King George was built in the early 1770s. You can walk around the historic buildings and enjoy the views. The Officer's Barracks now houses the Tobago Historical Museum, which has exhibits of Amerindian artifacts and African culture. Nearby is the Icons of Tobago Museum, but that museum is temporarily closed.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 27, 2023
  • Amy C
    Reading, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit on your trip
    Fort King George is a great historical monument with plaques and information to describe all the buildings. You can go inside some of them including the cells. The museum there is really interesting with loads of donated items. The layout is logical, starting with the earliest history and moving through the ages. The documents there are eye opening, especially around the islands history of being colonised and the emancipation. Would be a really great teaching tool for children/students! The museum costs TT40 for adults to enter. The bathrooms were clean but no toilet roll. you need permission and a key from the offices above it to enter the bathrooms. The parking is down a very steep road with a ginormous pot hole. I would advise continuing up the hill as you approach the Fort entrance, turning right and driving down the road with the hospital on. You can park on the road here and it would be much more accessible for this who find walking tricky. The Fort is free to enter and you literally just walk in, which confused us at first!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Nalini N
    Greater Sydney, Australia559 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic with quaint museum
    Thoroughly enjoyable drive to the Fort and time in museum. A lot of information in this small museum including Amerindian artifacts. I also looked into what was once a womens prison. A must when visiting Tobago!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 2, 2023
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Good view point. Nice museum. Unique stubby cannon. Free admission to the grounds. 2 museums on sight both charge different admissions
Written January 13, 2024
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Buccoo, Tobago2 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Solo


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Fort King George

Scarborough

Mountain top, stunning views, great history!

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Fort King George
Great views of Tobago coast line!
Is largest fortification in Tobago.
Dated 1777, British, then captured by
the French in 1781 and renamed Fort
Castries. British reoccupied it again in
1793. Was damaged by the hurricane
in 1847 (roof all buildings blown off).
Among the ten (of the original 30)
structures, can recognize the officer's
mess (Georgian military arhitecture),
the powder magazine (made with
volcanic stone), the Bell shape water
tank, commander's residence, military
hospital, the prison and the cemetery.
One mortar and cannons (eighteen,
nine and six pounders) are on site
between the inner and the outer Fort
area. On the cannons can recognize
the double-rose emblem if the Tudors
and the GR mark.
The Scarborough Museum collection
is available to visitors and will give
you a lot of details of Tobago History.
Few modern structures have been
built inside the fort complex: the more
noticable is the lighthouse.
HISTORIC DETAILS, PHOTOS, MAPS AND EXHIBITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING IN BUCCOO BAY.

Written December 16, 2023
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Renell C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The view was amazing. It’s scenic and very serene. It’s rich historical background and the preservation of this historic site adds to the ambience as an attraction.
Written September 24, 2023
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Nalini N
Greater Sydney, Australia559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyable drive to the Fort and time in museum. A lot of information in this small museum including Amerindian artifacts. I also looked into what was once a womens prison.
A must when visiting Tobago!
Written September 3, 2023
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Amy C
Reading, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Fort King George is a great historical monument with plaques and information to describe all the buildings. You can go inside some of them including the cells. The museum there is really interesting with loads of donated items. The layout is logical, starting with the earliest history and moving through the ages. The documents there are eye opening, especially around the islands history of being colonised and the emancipation. Would be a really great teaching tool for children/students! The museum costs TT40 for adults to enter. The bathrooms were clean but no toilet roll. you need permission and a key from the offices above it to enter the bathrooms. The parking is down a very steep road with a ginormous pot hole. I would advise continuing up the hill as you approach the Fort entrance, turning right and driving down the road with the hospital on. You can park on the road here and it would be much more accessible for this who find walking tricky. The Fort is free to enter and you literally just walk in, which confused us at first!
Written August 2, 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Fort King George was built in the early 1770s. You can walk around the historic buildings and enjoy the views. The Officer's Barracks now houses the Tobago Historical Museum, which has exhibits of Amerindian artifacts and African culture. Nearby is the Icons of Tobago Museum, but that museum is temporarily closed.
Written May 27, 2023
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LeedsAndy
LEEDS21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Well preserved and looked after. Plenty to see and read about. Stunning views of Scarborough, bit of a climb up to the fort, but well worth it
Written April 18, 2023
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Wendy G
Jersey, UK556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 May 10, 2022
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Tammi D
Pukekohe, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 25, 2022
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Scott
Port of Spain, Trinidad5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 December 30, 2020
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