Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras)

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 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. Use our Chennai (Madras) attractions planner to visit Fort St. George on your trip to Chennai (Madras), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Fort St George represents the genesis of British rule in south India. It was created in the mid-17th century and continually changed and strengthened through many iterations and changes. It's still a ...  more »
  • The Fort St. George in Chennai - Previously known as Madras, is reportedly the first British establishment in the country, Fort St. George houses the oldest Anglican church in India and a museum. Buil...  more »
  • My kids were very excited to go here but they were disappointed as there is not much to do. The museum keeps some coins, daggars from the british times and the fort also looks small. It is a good hist...  more »

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