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King George Fort

On a hill overlooking Scarborough is the most important historic site of the island: only a few meters away from the hospital, stands the Fort King George on the Rockley Bay. From this fort one can have views far beyond the city and the coast of Tobago. The fort was built in the 17th Century and throughout its history occupied by the French, who renamed it Fort Castries.

Of the once 30 buildings of the fortress are preserved now only a few. Visitors can visit the fort today, the prison blocks, the ammunition, the military hospital and the officers' barracks. Even the National Museum of Tobago, which is housed in an old building, invites you to visit. There are objects from the entire island history shown, from pre-Columbian Indian art of paintings to everyday objects of the first western settlers. On the grounds of the fort, are numerous guns, which have openings towards the Ocean.

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