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

You may enjoy staying in downtown Georgetown if you plan on visiting Fort George, since those visiting this region of the Cayman Islands will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. With just a small number of hotels around the area surrounding this historical site, a small amount of tourist traffic should 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

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like hitting a few rounds of golf and beach-going will also be found easily here. Historic site guests who would also like to work on their golf game can do so at the nearest course, Britannia Golf Course. Sunny hours can also be spent at Smith's Cove, the nearest beach. While the options above may be the closest, you will still find numerous similar recreation options. Site guests will also be close to a small group of additional sites within a short distance. A great option for activities and fun near Fort George is Cayman Islands National Museum, which is just a short distance away.


Operating Hours

You might want to call the venue ahead of time to find out the exact hours of operation.


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, downtown Georgetown, Grand Cayman




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