Landmarks in Saint George's

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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 explore other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Saint George's. Click on the each name to read complete 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.

Museums In Saint George's
Name Phone Location Island
Grenada National Museum (473) 440-3725 Downtown St. George Grenada

Historical Sites

Fort George

Do you like learning some of the historical roots of places you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting a few of these historical attractions during your vacation.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit 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 landmark worth visiting is Fort Frederick. It is located 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 at the chart below for more information about historical sites in and around the area.

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

Vacationers may experience some other interesting sites to visit nearby.

One popular destination is Campus War Memorial. It is situated 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.

Some of the other kinds of landmarks close to Saint George's can be seen below.

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 want to learn about more attractions beyond this category, you might want to think about other possibilities. Use this link to find our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Saint George's.

 

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