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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  • All the history of Grenada is summarized in the walls (usage) of this old original fort. Even recent rebellions such as the 1980's Communist uprising. You can see the bullet holes in the walls where p...  more »
  • The tour was mut rapido.porque gue a stop of the transept are two very close strong has an extraordinary view of the island so no doubt is worth the pe to visit
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  • The fort is small and not just tourist attraction but serves as a site for local Police. Ticket is $ 2.00 per person, there is a restroom and great view to the St. George's! Needs a lot of renovation ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice spot for sightseeing. Watch out for the bats in the tunnels!

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