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Fort George

Harbour Drive and Fort Street, George Town, Grand Cayman
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in George Town
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
Description: The remains of the late 18th century fortress offering a historical walking tour.
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English first
Grandville, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped off here before returning to the port. There are a few placards to read and old pictures to look at. The whole thing is not very big and you can see the whole thing in about 15 to 20 minutes. It is close to the main road and as we were reading the first sign we had a white... More

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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Small but a really good guide to the history of the island, with keen, enthusiastic guides to help you understand what you are seeing. While you're doing this, visit the Mission House down the road, a private and fascinating preserved mission house which is used to tell the story of the island through one family's experiences. The guide is excellent... More

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Avon, Ohio
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443 attraction reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Located on the corner of Harbour Drive and Fort Street in George Town only about a block inland from the pier, Fort George was originally built in 1790 of coral stone and limestone, measuring 57 ft (17m) by 38 ft (11.6m). Today, not much is left of the walls or much else but there are a couple of relics worth... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

After visiting it during Cayman Food Tour, I actually now know what it is! Nice to see its still a part of the city and that the people are trying to preserve it.

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Southbury
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Brought my 13 year old and had a great experience. She missed a few days of school at home and made it up here!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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363 reviews 363 reviews
294 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Hardly any thing remains of this old fort. But being a fan of history and forts-I had to stop. A small portion of the walls remains along with cannons and info signs. easy to find from the port and a free attraction.

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ballwin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Just a fun place to visit. Lots of fun souvenir shops to browse, a large selection of restaurants, for every taste and other activities. Local vendors bring handmade wares and display for purchase. So very much to see. Plan on spending some time there or coming back a couple of times. Hard Rock Café and Margaritaville are two well known... More

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Ontario
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

All that's left of the fort that becan and guarded George Town are some small, low walls and some brought in for show cannon. To add insult to injury, the remains are hemmed in by buildings and the main road. It's a sad way to present your past.

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New York City, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Fort George was an 18th century British fort, the ruins of which served as the site of a US Navy outpost during WWII. There's very little left beyond a few canons and some bits of the walls, but the plaques were interesting.

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London, ON
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

You can view this in about 5 minutes. There is a couple of cannons and some signs to read. If your walking through the city and aren't pressed for time or doing an excursion it is interesting but I wouldn't visit it a second time.

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