Fort Scratchley Historic Site

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Note: Fort Scratchley is closed until further notice in order to manage the wellbeing of visitors and volunteers from the Fort Scratchley Historical Society who run the facility.

Fort Scratchley is a Newcastle icon – holding a stunning vantage point over the harbour and sea. The site of the city’s first commercial coal mine, the Fort you see today was built in the 1880s. The only time its guns were fired was during World War II, at a Japanese submarine that attacked the city. Today, the Fort is a historical museum, and its narrow, underground tunnels are fascinating to explore. This is a must-do for visitors of all ages.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Facilities

Carpark Disabled access available Family Friendly History & Heritage Picnic Area Public Toilet

Rates

From AU$12.50

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