A marvelous and important and landmark of Chennai, Fort St George is the dream of every political leader in Tamil Nadu—as the Legislative Assembly and Secretariat are housed here. Located on the scenic shores of Bay and Bengal and on the eastern side of Chennai, this beautiful edifice was built it in 1640 AD—under the direct supervision and eyes of Andrew Cogon.
Fort St. George reminds visitors of the rule of The British East India Company in India and derives its name from the popular patron saint of England, Saint George. This Fort is also home to Saint Mary's Church and a thriving museum. Saint Mary's Church is the oldest Anglican Church in the country and dates back to the year in 1680.The British and other tombstones in its courtyard are also the oldest in the country and are dominated by a 46 m high flagstaff –which stands stoic in front after being salvaged from the mast of a shipwreck belonging to the 17th century.
Fort St George is also regarded as the nurturing place of the contemporary Indian army. Its massive walls enclose many non-military structures and interesting monuments and are guarded by moats, that go all around the fort. Best visited for its tombstones, Saint Mary's Church and Fort Museum-- Fort St. George are certainly worth a visit.
|Timings||All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM except Friday|
|Visit Duration||1 hour|
|Indian fees||Rs 5/-|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 100/-|