Opening Hours

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 modified opening times and operations are in place.  Fort Scratchely will be reopening from 4 July 2020 on Saturdays and Sundays only. Read more. 

Fort Scratchley is open on weekends, 10am to 4pm (temporarily closed on weekdays).

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.

   Paid tours of the site with one of the Fort Scratchley Historic Society volunteers are temporarily suspended until further notice. 

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. 

Modified Opening Hours

Fort Scratchley is open on weekends only, 10am - 4pm.

Free admission, no booking required. Tours remain suspended.