Fort George, St. George's

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#1 of 10 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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  • October 4, 2017
    Nice view of the city and the surroundings. The police academy stays there, almost 3/4 of the Fort is unattended or abandoned. Not a lot of explanation, but a place of history as you will see where th...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We went up to Fort George whole we were in Grenada. It is very interesting and different from most other places.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    On the Sunday we went up to visit the fort greeted by a guide who proceeded to show us the fort and explain its history. It was interesting but not really a lot to see.The police headquarters and thei...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    The views from the fort were great. There isn't a ton of information about the fort as you enter (it is a small fee to enter) and the place is a bit of a mess, but the views and walk through were enjoyable regardless.
  • July 3, 2017
    Somewhat historic, but nothing to fill you in on the history. Place is a mess. Decent views. Small price for entry fee isn't worth it. Pushy locals trying to offer tours tend to congregate here, so beware.
  • February 21, 2017
    The hill is steep from the cruise terminal but at the end of the journey a great monument with a great history is waiting for the visitors to pass it's gates. The views from the fort are absolutely fabulous, most of the surroundings of St George's are visible and so beautiful. Great place which you don't need to miss without climbing up there.
  • March 28, 2017
    This place was historic yes, but other then that and a pretty good view, there's not really anything to do here. I mean, you walk inside, (If you didn't take a bus there you'd probably be swelteringly hot from walking over there) and then you look around at the old walls and stuff, you might go up to the floor on top, see some cannons, look at the view, take a few pictures, then leave. Really, there's just the historical significance and the view, and that's it. I guess if you're into that sorta thing then I'd probably go here, but there's really no point for anyone else unless you're looking for a good view. I will say that when I went there was literally no one there but me the entire time, so it's not crawling with tourists like most places in Grenada, so that's pretty good. And also, there is an entrance fee of $2 USD ($5.35 EC) to get in.
  • June 12, 2017
    Nice spot for sightseeing. Watch out for the bats in the tunnels!

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