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Fort Amherst Experience

Fort Amherst Experience

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I grew up in St. John's, and have lived all over the world since. I believe that gives me a unique insight into what makes St. John's great, and one of my favourite places in the city to go is Fort Amherst at dusk. I was first introduced to Fort Amherst by a friend, and have since gone back several times. One of these times included an unofficial tour by the lighthouse keeper. I've introduced…
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What we’ll do

St. John's has a lighthouse on the outskirts of the harbour. As it is not accessible by city transportation, I can offer a shuttle service from a pick up spot in downtown St. John's. There is a small parking lot, and then a 15 minute walk to the lighthouse. From there we descend down into the ruins of the military base. Guests can look around at the various graffiti and abandoned turret guns,…

What else you should know

Wear good walking shoes.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
A variety of hot drinks in thermoses can be provided with advanced notice.
Equipment
Blankets will be provided seasonally. Please dress appropriately for the elements.

What to bring

Seasonally appropriate clothing.

Where you'll be

Fort Amherst is a historic landmark: both the site of the first lighthouse built in Newfoundland, and the ruins of a 1777 British military base. The path down into the ruins is not well known, and you really need someone who knows the way. This trip is physically demanding, and good balance and stamina are required.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Wear good walking shoes.

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Fort Amherst Experience
New experience
$10/person
New experience
$10/person