Ferry Island Fort – Ferry Stop Bermuda

Ferry Island Fort

Ferry Reach, St George's



About Ferry Island Fort

During the early days of Bermuda’s settlement, British officers devised a plan in the event of an enemy invasion: The island’s population would be ferried from the Bermuda mainland to the island of St. George’s, then only reachable by boat. As a defense measure, tiny Ferry Island – located just off St. George’s coast – was fortified. The battery was built in the 1790s, and three guns were later mounted on the fort. No such invasion ever occurred, but you can tour the remains of the fort – which was rebuilt in the 1870s – by crossing a small footbridge from Ferry Reach Park on the western end of St. George’s Parish.

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