Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada

Saint George’s is the capital city of Grenada and is a favorite destination for foreign travelers looking to enjoy some of the country’s most famous landmarks and tourist hotspots.

Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada is one of the most popular landmarks in the city especially for those who wish to take a look at the fort that played a huge role in Grenada’s history.


Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada sits atop a hilltop overlooking the city. It is close to the city’s harbor.

Getting There

Getting around Saint George’s is mostly through taxicabs and buses. For a more comfortable ride, taxis are the better option.

You can get a taxi from any street corner around Saint George’s and simply ask the driver to take you up to the point where Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada is located.

You may also check with your hotel for transport services going to the fort as well as exploring the rest of the town.

You will have to hike up to reach the actual fort. As this can be pretty tiring, wearing comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended.

What to See and Do

Going up to Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada, you will be given a beautiful view of the town from the hilltop. You can also see amazing views of the harbour and its surrounding area.

After you’ve visited the fort, you can check out the harbour where restaurants line the streets plus you can also get the freshest local produce at the market.

There are likewise many other tourist hotspots around Saint George’s that you can explore before or after you have visited Fort George.

Brief History

Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada was built by the French between the years 1705 and 1710.

The fort served to protect the town during the 7 Years War, American and French Revolution and Grenadian Revolution, among others.

It is one of the last remaining fortresses displaying Vauban-inspired masonry and is considered as one of the finest of its kind all across the globe.


The cost to visit Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada is about US$2 per person.

Accommodations range from US$90 up to US$162 for budget rooms and can go up to US$1,000 for rooms in high-end hotels.

Other Information

Saint George’s has a fairly hot and humid climate. Visitors are therefore advised to always carry bottled water when exploring the sites, particularly for hiking up Fort George in Saint Georges – Grenada and walking around the harbour area.