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Fort St. George

St. George Street, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2567 0136
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A testament to the earliest English rule in the country, this was the first fortress in India built in 1644. The fort houses St. Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in the country, a museum and Wellesley House, named after Richard Wellesley, governor general of India. Until recently the fort complex served as housing for the government; now certain areas are open to public.
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St. George Street, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2567 0136
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort St. George is the place where the foundation of British India was laid. Lord Clive was just a soldier and elevated to that of Captain. It was in this fort, there is a chapel where he got married to his friends sister. Many a...More

Thank j_yuvan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very very old historical importance fort, built around 1600 AD. It is a govt. Office and you can have a look. Only watch from outside. A great architectural building. Must see....

Thank arunkk1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fort St. George, the first fortress founded in India by the British in the year 1644 is currently the administrative HQ for assembly of Tamilnadu. The British East India Company constructed the Fort for trading activities and later lead to the formation of a settlement...More

Thank Jojijoseph2005
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous Place In Chennai ......Seat of Tamil nadu legislative assembly. But has plenty of history hidden behind it...It has some old mortars ,paintings of some kings and queens, porcelain materials used at that time, coin collections and bit of uniforms worn at that period ....😘😘

Thank Anshuace
Reviewed 27 May 2017

fort st George made by britishers is an army area located near marina beach. Also houses assemble of the state and has a railway station too

Thank vikasmardia
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Fort St. George is actually the assembly of Tamil Nadu,There is a meuseum which has some beautiful paintings,sculptures, it is worth seeing. A church is also worth seeing,There is a house where Robert Clive had stayed.It is the first fort that English had built.

Thank Seema519
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Fort St. George is an interesting complex of brick buildings, the construction of which was begun in 1640 by the British. The fort currently houses units of the Indian army. The museum, the only building open to the public, has a collection of historical documents,...More

Thank alliharper
Reviewed 28 March 2017

do visit the area of fort st george in chennai. the major buildings are with the govt and the indian army , but a walk around this busy place will surely take you back in time. if you can make sure you come here on...More

Thank Tee B
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was the British East India Company premises, finished in 1653. Inside the perimeter walls of the area are housed the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly & Secretariat. To enter is through strict security & 'pat down'. Then you have to avoid the numerous official cars...More

Thank Biddy50
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Part of a tour and really not worth a visit. Old, dusty. Felt stop was just a time filler. I think they do not allow photos so no one has proof how bad it is.

Thank Robert H
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23 September 2016|
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Response from Bharatbackpacker | Reviewed this property |
Strictly speaking, no. It's inside the museum and photography is not allowed inside. The statue is directly in front of the entrance. You could ask the reception if you can take a photograph standing outside the museum. As... More
Trevor W
16 July 2016|
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Response from huntersbro | Reviewed this property |
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