20 Inside Citadel at Brimstone Hill Fortress in Sandy Point, Saint Kitts

Inside the stone chambers of the Fort George Citadel are displays and artifacts with stories about Brimstone Hill Fortress. They are fascinating! You will learn about the network of structures built on different terraces. How African slaves constructed the polygonal fort for over 100 years. When the fort was attacked by 8,000 French soldiers in 1782, they caused the British to surrender a month later. The museum also explains how the Brimstone Hill Fortress was returned to the British as part of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. It then remained an active military operation for another century. Make sure to walk along the fort’s battlement and admire the 24-pounder long guns. From this height of 972 feet, the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean is spectacular. In the background is the Quill, a nearly 2,000 foot dormant volcano on the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius.


Brimstone Hill Fortress, Sandy Point, St. Kitts & Nevis


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