Landmarks in Grand Anse

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The pride of Grand Anse are the three military forts located within five miles of the city center.  If you can only see one, Fort George is your best bet, before heading to other spots in town which include a few museums about history and agriculture, and even a rum distillery that is open to the public for tours. 

Museums

In case you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Grand Anse. Try clicking on the name of each museum to learn more information.

An interesting museum is Grenada Sugar Factory, The Grenada Sugar Factory Museum features tour guides that will take you step by step through the process of refining sugar into one of the many products it is used to create; including rum. At the end of the tour, you can also sample some of the rum at the Sample Bar.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

The table right below summarizes some details regarding a few available museums in and around Grand Anse.

Museums In and Around Grand Anse
Name Phone Location
Grenada National Museum (473) 440-3725 Downtown St. George, 1.9 mi. North of Central Grand Anse
Grenada Sugar Factory (473) 444-5363 The vicinity of St. George's

Historical Sites

Fort George

If you like to experience the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions while vacationing in Grand Anse.

A landmark worth visiting is Fort George. It is found within downtown St. George, 1.8 mi. North of central Grand Anse. Completed by the British in 1710, Fort George served to protect St. George's City from attack. Today, only some portions of the fort is open to the public, with the other part serving as offices for the Royal Grenada Police Force.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Fort Frederick. It is located in St. George's, 2.2 mi. Northeast of central Grand Anse. Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.

Westerhall Rum Distillery: The owners of the distillery still make rum here, and will give anyone who is interested a tour of the facility. You will also be offered a lunch and samples of their 70% Rum.

Take a minute to read the chart below for a listing of sites of historical interest nearby.

Historic Sites Near Grand Anse
Name Phone Location
Fort Frederick -- 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Anse
Fort George -- Downtown St. George, 1.8 mi. North of Central Grand Anse
Fort Matthew -- 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Grand Anse
Westerhall Rum Distillery (473) 443-5477 5.9 mi. East of Central Grand Anse

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may explore some other worthwhile sites worth visiting close to Grand Anse.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Campus War Memorial. It is found within True Blue Bay, 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of central Grand Anse. Located in on St. George's University, the memorial is in honor of the 19 American soldiers who died during Operation Urgent Fury.

Some of the other types of landmarks close to Grand Anse are listed here:

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Grand Anse
Name Type Location
Campus War Memorial Monument True Blue Bay, 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Grand Anse
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 4.0 mi. North of Central Grand Anse

Luckily, Grand Anse has other attractions. To reach our complete guide to other attractions, go to this page.

 

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