As the military value of Fort Charlotte waned, the property was repurposed several times. Among the institutions housed at the retired fortress were a poor house, mental hospital, leper colony and women’s prison. There are many more fascinating details about Fort Charlotte at the museum inside the old officers’ barracks. You can also admire cannons dating back to the early 19th century. Notice several of these guns point inland. These were positioned to defend from attacks by the Garifuna.