Welcome to Fort Amherst
THE TRUSTEES, VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF AT FORT AMHERST WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR VISITORS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND PROSPEROUS 2018
We will be closed for Christmas break from Saturday 23rd December, re-opening on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
Originally constructed during Napoleonic times in preparation for a possible invasion, Chatham’s Fort Amherst was also used as a civil defence centre in both world wars. The Fort has been in a near constant state of restoration since the 1980’s by the Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, a charity who works hard to manage and maintain the vast site whilst sympathetically returning its grounds and buildings to their original state to ensure Britain’s largest Napoleonic Fortress can be enjoyed by all.
Fort Amherst offers visitors:
- Over 300 years of fascinating military history
- 20 acres of beautiful parkland open to the public
- Daily tours of the incredible network of underground tunnels*
- Light refreshments in the Fort Amherst Café and patio**
- The chance to stroll to the highest point of the Fort with commanding views
- Opportunities to investigate one of Kent’s most haunted locations
- Various unique venues to hire for your special private event
* Usually daily, but check Tunnel Tours section in advance for rare cancellations
** Check Visitor Information for opening times and occasional closures