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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  • give yourself time, there is a lot to see and don't forget to walk round to the church with all the plaques commemorating the English raj of the time. A lot to see and take in. As its within the gover...  more »
  • Fort St. George is the earliest fort built by the British to protect their first enclave in India against potential French aggression. Sadly we arrived here fairly late in the day and it closes at 5pm...  more »
  • Historic building during British Rule, holding seat of power and authority. It is near Chennai Port and one of landmark heritage buildings in Chennai.  more »

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