Fort George

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC BY

Although landlocked and mostly in ruins, Fort George stands as an important historical landmark that tells the tale of a Cayman Islands once protected from this very spot by the local militia. The fort was built by locals using limestone and coral, though nobody can be sure exactly when, and after many years of little to no use, it was handed over to the National Trust.


Visitors will find Fort George mostly in ruins, and a tour guide may tell tale of three canons that can no longer be traced, as well as four solid walls that were only about five feet tall each. At one time, local school children would play in the sandy grounds, and it did serve as a lookout point during World War II, but has otherwise seen no action throughout its history on the island.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort George may choose to book their trip in downtown Georgetown, as travelers to this part of the Cayman Islands will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. With only a small number of accommodations around the community around Fort George, less tourist movement might be anticipated.

Hotels near Fort George
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Sunset House Resort Grand Cayman 0.9 mi. (1.3 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

There are dozens of eateries to choose from in the area around Fort George. KFC Shedden Road, which plates up American fare, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. Breadfruit Tree Restaurant and Margaritaville Cayman Islands are some more restaurant options within reach of this location. At Margaritaville Cayman Islands you and your party will not want to end your meal without ordering a plate of their specialty, appetizers, among others.


Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Fort George isn't readily available, meaning your party's top chance at success is phoning ahead to make sure the property is up and running when you and your companions plan to stop by.


A visit to the fort will cost guests nothing, unless they arrive as part of a tour.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (345) 749-1121
FAX: (345) 749-1135



Location: Harbour Drive and Fort Street, Georgetown, Grand Cayman


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