Fort St George in Chennai

Visit the first fortress in India founded in 1644

Visit the first fortress in India founded in 1644 | Photo credit: L.vivian.richard/wikimedia

Fort St George Overview

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Built by the British East India Company in 1640, Fort St. George was the first fortress in India founded in the year 1644. It houses the famous St Mary’s Church (an ancient Anglican Church), a museum (contains antics and artefacts from British Rule) and Wellesley House (paintings of the Fort Governer.) It has recently become home to the administrative offices of Tamil Nadu Government and the Legislative Assembly.

Located on the Rajaji Salai road, Fort St George is a very prominent landmark in Chennai and owing to its historical reference; the fort is looked upon by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India).

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 5 pm (except Friday)

  • Entrance Fee INR 5 for Indians; INR 100 for foreigners

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St. George Street, Chennai