Get a glimpse of Tobago’s colonial history at Fort King George. Built by the British during the 1770s, the fort sits high above the capital of Scarborough, it’s cannon still looking down over the city and out to sea. The fort grounds are an easy, free place to take a walk among the historic walls and buildings, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and the ocean. While there, you can also visit the Tobago Museum, which is found within the guardhouse. Here you can peruse a small collection of Amerindian artifacts—including an real Amerindian skeleton—maps from the 1600s, watercolor paintings by Sir William Young, military equipment and more.
Fort King George sits in the south of Scarborough, at the end of Fort Street. There’s no fee to visit the fort grounds, and they’re open any time. However, entrance to the Tobago Museum costs about $1.50, and the museum hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.