Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, is credited with designing the fort.
As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of these are the Williamite War 1689-91 and the Civil War 1922-23. Charles Fort was declared a National Monument in 1973. Across the estuary is James Fort designed by Paul Ive in 1602.
Exhibition Centre; toilets, toilets for visitors with disabilities.
Charles Fort is a venue for Civil / Humanist Wedding Ceremonies.
Mid-March , April & October - Saturdays & Sundays 10.00 - 18.00
May, June, July, August & September - Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Seating Capacity: 50
Visitors are advised to wear suitable footwear due to uneven terrain. Walking/standing on top of the walls (parapets) is strictly forbidden. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Partial access for visitors with disabilities. Exhibition centre is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities