Fort Denison
Fort Denison
Fort Denison

Fort Denison Tours and Tickets

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What is now a popular destination for history buffs once served as a defense facility that kept watch over the bay. Fort Denison Island, located northeast of the Royal Botanic Gardens, was where some of the most gruesome acts against convicted felons took place.

Today, travelers can wander the grounds of this recently restored island and see the gibbet where criminals were hanged. Explore the fort built to protect the island from invaders and climb the historic Martello Tower, the only one of its kind in the country. The island is home to an informative museum, as well as a number of landmarks that illustrate its dark and violent past.

Please note: Fort Denison is currently closed for maintenance. The reopening is scheduled for late 2021.

  • Daily; ferries do not operate Christmas Day
  • Pinchgut Island, Sydney, New South Wales, 2090

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Q:What are Fort Denison hours of operation?
Fort Denison hours of operation: Daily; ferries do not operate Christmas Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.