Fort George

The harbor of the city ​​of St. Georges is under the secure protection of Fort George. This fortification was built in the XVIII century and remains safe in our days. The fortress and outbuildings can be seen during excursions, and the old cannons located on the territory of the fort are still in combat readiness and even shoot, but only at solemn events and celebrations .

The fortification of Fort George took four years between 1706 and 1710. Initially, the fortress was called Fort Royal, but the English, which took possession of it in the second half of the XVIII century, renamed it in honor of the ruling monarch, George III.

Fort today

Builders have chosen a good place, because the fort can be seen from different points of the city, both from the sea and from the land. From the Fortress walls of Fort George in Grenada, the cannons are eerily watching, which have repeatedly saved the inhabitants of the city, and are now used only for peaceful purposes. Currently, the building houses the Royal Police, but some of the rooms remain open to tourists. Fort George is under the protection of the military, which are dressed in the form of a permanent army of Grenada of the XVIII century and are pleased to demonstrate the attraction and work of the old guns. Very often, servicemen conduct performances for tourists, where they show their skills and possession of weapons. In addition, Fort George offers wonderful views of the central part of the city and the adjacent port.

To the tourist on a note

Fort George is located in the center of the capital, so you can get to it on foot, a walk promises to be interesting and will take about 40 minutes. You can also go by car or take a taxi.

You can visit the landmark any day. Between April 1 and September 30, Fort George is open from 09:30 to 17:30 hours, from October 1 to March 31 - from 09:30 to 16:30 hours. Visiting fee is not charged.