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Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras)
(2.3/5 based on 130+ 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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  • Made our way to Ft. St George yesterday and we were unimpressed. Tickets were 200 rupees per person, museum was poorly maintained, and had extremely limited info. The grounds around the museum were ni...  more »
  • Fort St. George currently houses the assembly building as well as several govt. offices. Of great importance to visitors and history buffs are the museum, St. Mary's Church and Clive house. The entry ...  more »
  • I wasn't enamoured at all about our visit. The Museum was poorly lit although it had a variety of objects from arms and armour to costumes and portraits but it was so poorly displayed that I just coul...  more »