Please note: it is likely that Fort Scratchley will be closed from 18 - 30 August 2017 due to road works restricting access. The Historical Site and Function Centre will not be able to be accessed at all during this period. These dates will be confirmed once the works schedule is finalised.
Fort Scratchley is open six days a week, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays).
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.