The town was a British naval stronghold in the 18th century and the remains of the old Fort George still dominate the Titchfield peninsula, while fine examples of Georgian Architecture can be seen in the main square.The main square in Port Antonio is effectively the town center and is found at the junction of West Street, Harbour Street and Fort George Street. One of the main features on the square is the Port Antonio Courthouse.
Tourism began here in the middle of the last century when the banana trade brought wealth and visitors traveled here on sailing ships to enjoy the hospitality of Jamaica's first resort town.
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