Fort George, St. George's

3.5
#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Grenada
Head uphill to Fort George, a historical citadel overlooking the island nation's capital. Built by the French between 1705 and 1710, the fort has had a role in regional and domestic conflicts, including the Seven Years' War and the Grenadian Revolution. Today, the fort still shows damage caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, though the early 18th-century masonry left standing remains impressive and worth the trip. Another incentive: the panoramic views from the top of the volcanic hill. To visit Fort George and other attractions in St. George's, use our St. George's tour itinerary planner.
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  • There are no printed notices and no health and safety precautions - definitely not for anyone not steady on their feet or afraid of heights - but the views from the top of the fort are fantastic and i...  more »
  • Fort George is well worth the steep walk. There are amazing views all round. You can see the cruise ship terminal, the town and the harbour. There are several cannons there. There is a small entrance ...  more »
  • Conquering a steep climb through the capital's streets to the fort; it was well worth the effort. The local history is fascinating and as a retired RN serviceman who was off the coast in 1983, the eve...  more »
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  • Such a great place! Wonderful to know the history surrounding this fort, especially warming if you're American. Great panoramas from the ramparts of the fort. It's a little bit of a walk if you take the "hospital stairs" but you can sometimes find a taxi to drive you right up there. Great trip with great photo ops and will only take a total of an hour or two.
  • Fort George is a historic scenic point overlooking the city of St. George's, Grenada and has an outstanding panoramic view of the harbour and surroundings. The Fort is still in use today by the islands Police Force and it is a tourist attraction as well. The minimal entrance fee goes to the upkeep of the Fort and grounds, it is well wort the price of admission. I enjoyed my visit to Fort George and the picturesque panoramic scenery inspired me to take a closer look at other visible points of interest nearby. There are several vantage lookout points on the Forth all with differing and quite interesting views of the city and beyond. An integral part of the city-scape and a great to visit and enjoy. The Fort George can be seen from other distant forts such as Fort Frederick and others and also from other vantage points as well. I highly recommend a visit to Fort George for anyone in Grenada.
  • The worst fort ever! Have you ever wondered around hearing water falling and realise someone is bathing there. Omgosh!!! Also there's a sewing shop it seems also. Don't waste time or money please. We did... when trying to look for a park. Just go top the ocean view side and take pictures on the stairs if need be. This treasure was not well kept. Government should restore it. Trinidad and Tobago has many forts that can be visited for free and are really beautiful!!!!
  • The view is absolutely stunning. My family had a fantastic time visiting.
  • Grenada was one of our stops on our recent cruise vacation. As you can see from the pictures the fort is literally falling apart, I still gave it 3 stars because it's within easy walking distance of the Port and has pretty views of the Port area. It's a bit of a climb up the hill and the admission price was only $2. You can hire a guide if you wish, we choose not to. On our tour of the island we we're told hurricane Irma (2008? I think) destroyed 90% of the roofs on the island, my guess is much of the damaged is a result of the storm.
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