Fort Scratchley is open six days a week, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays).
The Fort is closed on the following days:
- Good Friday
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
- New Year's Day
General admission to Fort Scratchley is free.
You are welcome to take a self-guided tour
around site. A self-guided tour brochure is available from the Artillery Store to help you explore and discover interesting historical facts.
You can also organise to take a paid tour of the site
with one of the Fort Scratchley Historic Society volunteers.
You are also welcome to use the grounds for a picnic lunch or other recreational activities. It is a very popular spot for local artists and photographers who make the most of the panoramic views.
The Fort is also a prime position for whale watching as they migrate up and down the coast during the winter months. Binoculars are available for hire from the Artillery Store.