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Fort James Island Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 23 photos

Pirogue captain to James Island

The Island
Fort James is located on a mid-river Island called James Island of course. So this island is pretty much worth it not for the ruins of the anciant fort itself because is a bit ruined, but the big trees along with the protection canons, the pelicans and the amazing pirogue ride will make this trip unforgettable to you.
this Fort was constructed back in 1651 by order of the Duke of Courtland (now Latvia and Lithuania) strange isn't it?

Albreda/Juffureh villages
This is the villages where you have to get in order to take the boat to the Island where Fort James is located.
In Juffureh you can see Kinte's compound and his birthplace (Knta Kinte). YES YES some people say its the birthplace of the fiction! Some people wonder why the whole story came from a family from here?!

  • Last visit to Fort James Island: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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