This fort was built initially by theFrench and seized by the English. It was a hotbead of colonial rule for much of the 1700's. It changed hands between the French and English 9 times. The grounds are "star-shaped" which was the very lastest in Fort design for maximum protection at the time. The design is called "the verbun". Tyler waited all day to see the dungeon. The dungeon was built in 1703 and it is a dirty, damp place, even today.