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Madison Caribbean Adventures - Fort Charlotte - St.Vincent


I promised that I was going to continue my Caribbean Adventures and I didn't forget about you. We took a mini break and now we are ready. On my recent trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines I took a trip to the historic Fort Charlotte, named after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. There is so much history there and I want to share a bit of it with you along with some of the photos that mommy took. Fort Charlotte overlooks the capital of Kingstown and you can get there by either walking or taking a vehicle. If you are ever in St. Vincent I would suggest putting this place on your list of places to visit. If you are hesitant about visiting, here's a little trivia for you. Did you know that Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2 & 3 were filmed in St. Vincent and the Grenadines? Hello Jack Sparrow!


Fort Charlotte was constructed in 1806 when the British recovered the island from the French, and unlike most forts, it was not used to protect the island from naval attack but attacks from the French and the Caribs on the island itself. One surprising fact to note was the canons were all pointed inland. In those days there were reported to be about 30 canons at the fort.



Today you can still see quite a few of them but unfortunately most aren't there. One of the highlights of visiting, besides getting to sit on a canon which I would never have been able to do in my lifetime, are the rooms. One room in particular has paintings depicting the history of the Black Caribs that were originally living on the island.



There were also some very cool artifacts that I have never seen before in my life either. For example I saw a pot that depicted the way they cooked back in those olden days.



Today Fort Charlotte houses the female prisoners on the island but they are away from the view of visitors. The view from Fort Charlotte is spectacular and I insist that you put it on your list of places to visit if you ever make it to St. Vincent. Here are a few more pictures that we took and want to share with you.





All in all my trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines was a delight and I can't wait to share the rest of my photos with you. To learn more about St. Vincent you can visit the tourism website at discoversvg.com.

Annmarie John
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  1. There are a ton of old revolutionary war forts here in my area and I love touring them. So interesting to learn all the history.

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  2. It is interesting Robin and I'm happy that I was able to experience visiting the one on the island.

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  3. Definitely looked very informative and educational, but fun, too. Love that you have been sharing with us and look forward to seeing more of the trip real soon :)

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  4. That is a beautiful view! I never knew any of this about the islands but I haven't really looked into it. I'm learning a lot from your trip.

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  5. What a great trip, Madison! You are becoming a world traveler!

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  6. Looks like a beautiful place to visit! Love the view in the last picture!

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  7. The Caribbean has a rich History due to it's European Colonization .. We have a "Fort Charles" here in Jamaica in Port Royal ( THE Port Royal they talked about in Pirates of the Caribbean )

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  8. I've never been to the Caribbean. It sounds so interesting and looks so lovely. You've got me interested in going (especially on a cold winter day like today).

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  9. I would love to be able to visit St Vincent. It looks very interesting. I love visiting museum type places!

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  10. These pictures are so beautiful and I had no idea that there was such a rich history in the Caribbean!

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  11. So much history there. I would love to visit.

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  12. I truly enjoy wandering around an old fort learning it's history. It is so fun to discover the past.

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  13. Your daughter is precious. I've got a 2-year old and I can't wait until she gets a little older so that we can explore things like this.

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  14. I just took a Art History class for the second time and failed again. So I can't comment on the art besides the fact that it is beautiful. All of your photos are! Looks like it was great time and an educational one! Thank you for sharing! <3

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  15. It is so nice to find the history of a vacation spot and not just go for the beaches. Looks like there is some great resources there to discover that.

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  16. Great pictures and that looks like a beautiful place to visit!

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  17. This looks like so much fun. We'll have to check out this place!

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  18. What an educational place to go, sad too! I would love to take my kids!

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  19. Wow! There is so much history there! I think it is so neat, and a great lesson getting to see everything up close and personal like that!

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  20. Wow. That is definitely somewhere I want to visit. That view is gorgeous

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  21. It looks like you got to see some very beautiful pieces of history! I would love to visit the Caribbean some day!

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  22. Wonderful! What a fantastic learning experience.

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  23. This looks like such a great destination! Learning the history of the art and architecture would be great!

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  24. I did not know the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed there. Very cool. The pictures are gorgeous, looking forward to seeing more!

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  25. This trip looks amazing! I love the pics. Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

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  26. I always like exploring areas like this. It's so pretty! I love the history behind it too.

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  27. That looks like such a fun trip. Madison looks like she had a fabulous time. I love all the history. I like to learn new thing about places I have never been. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. What a great learning experience! Seems like a fun trip .

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  29. Such a beautiful place to visit. Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  30. That looks like so much fun! Hopefully I can visit one day.

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  31. What an interesting place to visit.

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  32. I love finding great places with amazing history. These pictures are beautiful

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  33. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit! It is nice to see this place through your eyes and your mommy's words.

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  34. You clearly had such an amazing trip! So many fabulous sights to see!

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