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Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras)

(2.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Reportedly the first British establishment in the country, Fort St. George houses the oldest Anglican church in India and a museum. Built in 1644, the fortress had been known as “White Town” before it carried the name of St. George--the construction was finished on his birthday. It originally served as a trading post until it became the birthplace of the modern Indian Army. Discover the history of the fort at the museum, which houses relics of the British rule, military memorabilia, and some colonial artwork. See the 4.4 m (14.5 ft) tall marble statue of Lord Cornwallis in front of it. Plan your Fort St. George visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chennai (Madras) using our Chennai (Madras) holiday planner.
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  • The museum gives a good idea about the history of Chennai. But the walk to St Mary Church and the walk back is extremely sterneous especially as the police guard does not allow walking people to go to...  more »
  • Its just like a normal building.If you are crossing from the way you can give a visit.otherwise dont go far for it. 
  • The fort is mixed in a modern environnement so you do not get the same experience as when you visit an old and impressive historical fort. You need to visit the museum to somehow get an idea of what t...  more »