Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park



CountrySaint Kitts and Nevis
UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationParish of St Thomas, St Christopher (St Kitts)
CoordinatesN17 20 48.984 W62 50 13.992
Inscription Date1999
Property (ha)15
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number910
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/910
DescriptionBrimstone Hill Fortress National Park is an outstanding, well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture in a Caribbean context. Designed by the British and built by African slave labour, the fortress is testimony to European colonial expansion, the African slave trade and the emergence of new societies in the Caribbean.
StatusWorld Heritage Site