Fort George

Fort George, St. George's: Address, Phone Number, Fort George Reviews: 4/5

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Hilltop with fine views from the harbor's western promontory across the town's red-tiled roofs and church spires and over the Carenage.
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sarah
London, UK74 contributions
Family
We arrived on a Saturday morning. It was a day where the cruise ships weren’t arriving so it was very quiet and we didn’t have to pay an entrance fee.

As the main entrance was closed, we explored a couple of trails on the perimeter of the fort on our way to the side entrance. Sadly these viewpoints were a little disappointing - nearly all of the benches were broken and there was a lot of litter.

Inside the fort, we were accompanied by Percival who sort of ‘adopted us’ and showed us around. He was perfectly friendly, told us about the history of the fort and Maurice Bishop, and took photos for us... but his knowledge felt a little limited. It got awkward when we gave him a tip, as he expected a lot more. Nevertheless he was very gracious and continued to point us in the direction of the Saturday markets.

Overall the fort is interesting, and you can see some great views of the harbour from inside. But I think this historic site needs some TLC. I’d rather pay a larger fee to get more out of it.
Written March 15, 2020
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RC30319
Atlanta, GA1,330 contributions
This place could be much better if the government would invest something in it. However sadly it's pretty run down and there isn't really a lot to see from a true historical perspective. BUT, the views over the Harbor and along the shoreline are very nice and make it worth the visit. It does cost $2 to get in with is basically nothing and it's an easy hike up and down to get there. Worth the effort.
Written January 30, 2020
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sunil r
Trinidad21 contributions
Wonderful preserved site. This fort is resplendent and rich in history. Well maintained grounds. The views are truly breathtaking at such a height. The old cannons and other equipment on site are worth a visit.
Written February 21, 2020
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Maria G
32 contributions
The entrance to this historic landmark is EC$2.50 and is worth it. From the views to the harbour and the walk through the jail and reading about Grenada's history it's a wonderful experience. Great place to take pics of the capital.
Written March 10, 2020
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DMC13
Lymington, UK307 contributions
Fort George dominates the town and enjoys great views in all directions but. beyond that, its a waste of time as a historic site and visitor attraction.
The fort hasn't been used for many years and most buildings are dilapidated but there is lots of untapped potential to make it a great visitor attraction if they just spent a little time removing modern 'crap' and tidying up the site.
You are given a very brief information leaflet on entry but direction boards and relevant information regarding the fort's place in history would add so much to the experience - would happily pay double the $2 entry for something worthwhile.
In short a wasted opportunity!
Written January 19, 2020
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Mr. Fabulous
New York City, NY2,644 contributions
Friends
Parking on the street close by for free made it easy to visit the fort. We enjoyed walking around and enjoying the view. The cost to enter the fort is $2 USD. We were however disappointed in the fort itself, there was no upkeep and trash everywhere, they did not even remove old doors etc it was just left laying on the side. It seems no one cares about any upkeep.
Written March 4, 2020
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Lee H
North Branford, CT116 contributions
After shopping in the harbor of St George, I decided to visit Fort George just a few blocks away. After hiking up countless steps and sharply inclined walkways, I made it to the base of the fort. .I then went up several more walkways and reached the pinnacle of Fort George. For a history guy like me it's a neat place...The fort is clean and well maintained. After coming down from the highest ramparts I realized that you could travel up by taxi or a small tour train. Oh well, I needed the exercise any. All in all a fun visit.
Written February 7, 2020
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,400 contributions
My wife and I had a short stop off in St George’s whilst on a TUI cruiser and enjoyed the visit. Didn't take long to get round the Fort, not that much to see in truth. 2 USDs to enter if not part of bigger tour. The lady guide at the fort was charming, very informative and helpful. Really the fort itself is very run down with a view cannons on display. The views from the top were stunning.
Written March 20, 2020
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Mark T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom19 contributions
Couples
The fort is situated on a prominent point above the harbour so you are guaranteed a great view of the town. Inside the fort there is not much to see. The old gun emplacements from George 3rd remain intact. The rest of the fort is a bit sad but it’s definitely worth a view
Written November 12, 2021
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Wandering BC Girl
Armstrong, Canada1,369 contributions
Couples
We visited the fort to learn about the part it played in the long history of Grenada including the recent events involving Maurice Bishop. We also wanted to see the great views of the Carenage and beyond.

We were fortunate to do both for a small entrance fee. The niece of Gemma Belmar was our tour guide and provided a great overview for us. We also had the opportunity to speak to a gentleman who was there during the Revolution. Interesting times.

Even if you aren’t interested in the history- recent or otherwise, the view is spectacular and worth the climb.
Written March 23, 2020
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