Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras)

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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 is the first British fortress in India in Chennai (formerly Madras); the Fort is located near the coast. Today he doesn't remember anything about being a fortress; the buildings have become a Legislative Chamber and a fairly rich history museum (Museum entrance fee 200 rupees). Within the fence lies the Church of St Mary and is perhaps why pay it a visit.
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  • The Fort is really the administration centre for Tamal Nadu, so not much to see. The Museum was very disappointing and cost R200 and no photos. Seriously there is not much that I would want to take a ...  more »
  • given the significance of Madras (Chennai) to the British East India Co I was expecting a more informative and well cared for museum at Fort St. George. This is a bit disappointing in terms of exhibit...  more »

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