Fort Montague, Nassau the Bahamas

Fort Montague is located just off East Bay Street in Nassau, close to Junkanoo Beach, and is the oldest of the island’s three forts. Fort Montague was built in 1741 to defend the island from attack by Spanish invaders and it faces the eastern end of the harbor. It, too, never saw a shot fired in anger.

Photo of Fort Montague, Nassau, Bahamas

The little fort, barely large enough to justify the title, (it's more of battery than fort) is always open to the public, day or night. You simply walk in, climb the stone stairs to the upper floor and look out over the harbor, much as its garrison must have done 250 years ago. While you’re there, take a walk in the nearby park. No admission charge. Open seven days. No phone.

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