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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...more
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St. George Street, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2567 0136
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

In the museum of the fort there's a display on how the fort developed. You can walk around and see such things as the old parade ground, now a basket ball court, India's oldest Christian Church and other old buildings. There's a large new building...More

1  Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 26 September 2018

it is place of history, actually it is the vidhana sabha of Tamilnadu. just a building is open for the public and there is high security. there is no cloak room over there please don't carry heavy things and cameras are not allowed as it...More

Thank MahipalB16
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The Fort St. George is one of Chennai's highlights. It's not the typical fort but it is used for military purposes. You are not allowed to enter lots of stuff outside (tobacco, meds....). Inside, you can see St Mary's church. If you're there, it's worth...More

1  Thank Komator
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Being a museum magnate, I thought I'd give this one a try. I think the biggest challenge was getting there and making sure you were in the right place. We drove past a military installation and there was much security around the highway in front...More

Thank RomaMinenko
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Although there are some run down buildings this is worth a visit for the historical and culrural significance.

1  Thank 2017Helen
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a fairly run down museum now, but St Georges Fort and the area around it is worth visiting. If you are interested in the history of India then there’s a lot to be investigated here.

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Must visit in Chennai. Historical place in Chennai. Learn a lot about Indian history. About our great freedom fight.

Thank Pritam S
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The fort is relatively small and well preserved. It’s not the typical forts that you can find in India but more of an European styled building with cannons. There are some nice collections of arms, uniforms and other items from the early British period in...More

Thank Tawseef K
Reviewed 8 March 2018

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 photo of. The paintings are fairly interesting...More

Thank ARedRose
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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 exhibits and general maintenance, a little sad. The site is...More

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Response from Hilarian_Felix | Reviewed this property |
It is closed on Fridays, all other days it is opened from 9.00am to 5.00pm and the entrance fee is Rs.15. Free for Children upto 15 years old
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
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