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Fort St. George, Chennai

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Reportedly the first British establishment in the country, Fort St. George houses the oldest Anglican church in India and a museum. Built in 1644, the fortress originally served as a trading post until it became the birthplace of the modern Indian Army. Discover the history of the fort at the museum, which houses relics of the British rule, military memorabilia, and some colonial artwork. Use our Chennai attractions planner to visit Fort St. George on your trip to Chennai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • At least they are maintaining a bit of very important History. Located in a secure Government area so your driver has to wait outside, if you have one. One of the first British Forts in India...  more »
  • You have to get through government security to get into the place. It contains some interesting things relating to the early history of the East India Company. You have to go out into the civil...  more »

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