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

If you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Grand Anse. To learn additional information regarding each museum, you can click on the name.

A museum worth considering is Grenada Sugar Factory, Explore the production of sugar on Grenada and learn how this cash crop proved critical in the growth and development of the island. Located in a fully functioning sugar factory, the Sugar Factory Museum is a great experience for anyone interested in Grenadian history.

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 provides some key facts regarding some 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

In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions while on vacation in Grand Anse.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Fort George. It is located in 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.

Many travelers also choose to 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 this table for a listing of historic sites near Grand Anse.

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

Guests can explore some other interesting sites to visit nearby.

A common landmark for vacationers is Campus War Memorial. It is located 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 following table enables you to learn more details regarding other kinds of places of interest to vacationers.

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

Keep in mind that you'll find other attraction types available too. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, see this page.

 

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