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Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras)
(2.4/5 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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  • One of the must places to visit in Chennai to know more about this city due to the Museum present inside Fort St. George. As this place serves as Tamil Nadu Government's secretariat entry is possible ...  more »
  • St. geogre fort was bulit by british east india company in the year of 1640.It houses the famous St. Mary church(an Anglican church),a museum containing beautiful antics and artifacts.In the fort,You ...  more »
  • I was not impressed by the museum which depicts the English history in India. It is very limited unlike museums.