Fort Amherst is managed and operated by the Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, a Registered Charity, which opens the fort to visitors every day of the year and provides daily tours at 11am and 12pm. The trust also run a program of regular events, including ghost tours, and over-night paranormal investigations through the tunnels.
The parkland grounds of Fort Amherst are open free of charge 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
Come and discover how the tunnels were used during Napoleonic times for shelter, storage and defence. Also, discover the stragetic role that the tunnels of Fort Amherst played during World War II as a base of operations.
Paranomal Investigations – Are you brave enough?
Spend a night in one of the most paranormally active areas of Kent. Make contact with some of our many resident spirits by taking part in some of the following activities: Dowsing, Pendulums, Vigils, Table Tipping, Seances, Glass and Candle work. Visit parts of the Fort not usual open to the public including the old Gatehouse which controlled entry to the Fort, the Grand Magazine and Prince William’s barracks. Explore and connect with the spirits in our 750metres of underground tunnels.
The Fort and the surrounding area has been inhabited for over 3000 years and the area in an around it includes a Saxon burial ground, a Roman mosaic and the original site of old Chatham which was demolished to make way for the fortifications of Fort Amherst. With so much history, the area has very high levels of paranormal activity.
Call: 01634 847747