Fort St. George

About Fort St. George
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Fort St George, Rajaji Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Open & Close:

Open on all days except FRIDAY: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees:

INR 5 – for Indian

INR 100 – for Foreigner

Duration:

Approx 1 hour

Inside:

St. Mary’s Church, Museum & Flag Staff.

Fort St. George was built by the East India Company in mid-17th century. The greater part of the building is being used by the Government as offices though, many items are preserved here to highlight the phases of the development of this early colonial institution. A record of marriages dates back to 1680, showing some noteworthy names like Elihu Yale and Robert Clive—the latter then a clerk in the East India Company, to become in due course Lord Clive, Governor of Bengal. Behind the old barracks there is a house that, in 1798 had been occupied by Col. Wellesley. Seventeen years later he was to defeat Napoleon at Waterloo. He is remembered as the Duke of Wellington.

The St. George Fort in Chennai is a heritage building of colonial era and is home to St. Mary’s Church, Museum, Wellesley House and Flag Staff, in addition to several government offices. The White Town, as the Fort St. George used to be known as earlier, is the first fortress of the British in India. The Flag Staff within this fortress is the tallest in India, measuring 150 ft.

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