Saint George's Landmarks

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A tour of St. George's is best done on foot, starting in Market Square. Although now it is a humble market where locals make their daily produce purchases, there is a lot of history regarding the slave trade and politics here.  Moving on, the harbor, several museums and monuments, and churches known for their architecture stand as important landmarks in this capital city. 

Museums

In case you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Saint George's. You can click on the museum names to learn more information.

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.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Dougaldston Spice Estate. It is found 7.3 mi. North of central Saint George's. Visitors who take the time to visit the old spice plantations and processing factories will get a glimpse at the man power, infrastructure, and work needed to produce the spices that the world demanded. While here, demonstrations will give you a first hand look, smell, and taste of the process.

The table directly below shows some key facts concerning a few available museums in and around Saint George's.

Museums In and Around Saint George's
Name Phone Location
Dougaldston Spice Estate -- 7.3 mi. North of Central Saint George's
Grenada National Museum (473) 440-3725 Downtown St. George

Historical Sites

Fort George

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

One popular destination is Fort George. It is located in downtown St. George. 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.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort Frederick. It is found in southeastern Saint George's. 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.

Be sure to look through this table for information concerning sites of historical interest in and around Saint George's.

Historic Sites In and Around Saint George's
Name Phone Location
Fort Frederick -- 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Saint George's
Fort George -- Downtown St. George
Fort Matthew -- 0.9 mi. East of Central Saint George's
Westerhall Rum Distillery (473) 443-5477 5.1 mi. East of Central Saint George's

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may experience some other interesting local attractions close to Saint George's.

A landmark worth visiting is Campus War Memorial. It is found in True Blue Bay, 4.2 mi. South-Southwest of central Saint George's. 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 summarizes more information on the other kinds of places of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Saint George's
Name Type Location
Campus War Memorial Monument True Blue Bay, 4.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Saint George's
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Saint George's

If you are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond this category, you can think about other possibilities. To visit our full guide to other attractions, click this link.

 

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