Welcome to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

About Us

Who We Are

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  •  Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance: a monument to the ingenuity of the British military engineers who designed it and to the skill, strength and endurance of the African slaves who built and maintained it. One of the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas, it is located on the island of St. Kitts in the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean. 

Management

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Brimstone Hill and its Fortress is a National Park which is managed on behalf of the Government and people of the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis by the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society.

The Society, founded in 1965, is a voluntary organization, registered as a non - profit company. The Council of Management, made up of elected representatives of the members and two Government nominees, makes all policy decisions.

The chief executive officer is the General Manager. Day to day details at the National Park are administered by the Park Manager assisted by the Park Supervisor.

Historical Facts

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  •  St. Christopher, the first Caribbean island to be permanently settled by both the English and the French (who shared the island between 1627 and 1713 ), was a model and a springboard for English and French colonialism in the Caribbean and elsewhere 


  •  The construction of the Brimstone Hill Fortress began in 1690 and that it continued intermittently for just over 100 years until completion.