The fort is a highland ground that is a very old part of Hobart. The name of the turret started once the turret was constructed in 1818, and the turret protected Hobart from the threat of the sea. During the busy days of whaling, the fort was a bustling area, and the crew was in constant flux. The current fort is a secluded high-end residential area, still seen in the last century Victorian architecture and Georgian mansion. There are a lot of antique shops, galleries and cafes that have been created from old houses.