Grand Anse Landmarks

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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

Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Grand Anse. To get complete information regarding each museum, click on the name.

A museum you might enjoy seeing 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 just below shows some key facts concerning a few museums you might enjoy 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

Do you enjoy exploring the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites during your vacation.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Fort George. It is located 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 found within 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: This old distillery is home to various artifacts and relics of the old Grenada, before tourism was the major industry. The site features a variety of presentations on the rum making process, as well as a few samples.

Check out the chart below for more information about 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 can discover some other intriguing sites to visit close to Grand Anse.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Campus War Memorial. It is situated in 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.

The table just below provides you with some details regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

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

Of course, there are other types of attractions. You can learn more concerning other attractions by clicking here.

 

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