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.

Offerings

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 those staying in this part of the Cayman Islands will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. With only a small number of accommodations around the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site, a small amount of tourist traffic can be bargained for.

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

If you find yourself hungry after spending time at this historical site, no problem -- there is a plentiful supply of food and drink options within traveling distance. KFC Shedden Road, which has a menu full of American food, offers convenient access to the historic site. Breadfruit Tree Restaurant and Margaritaville Cayman Islands are some of the additional refreshment choices nearby. At Margaritaville Cayman Islands you should not end your meal without trying their specialty, appetizers, among others.

Information

Operating Hours

You might want to give the site a call in advance for the exact hours of operation.

Payment

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

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.ky/index.php/info-sheets/fort-george-cayman-islands

Email: info@nationaltrust.org.ky

 

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