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.
Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Saint George's. You can click on the museum names for complete information.
A common landmark for vacationers is West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre. It is located in northwestern Saint George's. Much of the Caribbean has strong ties to Europe, a fact that is exemplified by the popularity of cricket in the West Indies. The West Indies Cricket Heritage Center provides visitors the full story of the history of the sport in the region, from how the slaves aided in the start of the sport here to its current rankings.
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 enables you to learn more details concerning a few available museums in Saint George's.
|Grenada National Museum||(473) 440-3725||Downtown St. George|
|West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre||(473) 417-9030||0.6 mi. North of Downtown St. George|
If you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions while on vacation in Saint George's.
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 common landmark for vacationers 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.
Take a moment to read the following chart for information concerning historical sites in and around Saint George's.
|Fort Frederick||--||0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Saint George's|
|Fort George||--||Downtown St. George|
|--||0.9 mi. East of Central Saint George's|
|Westerhall Rum Distillery||(473) 443-5477||5.1 mi. East of Central Saint George's|
Visitors will discover some other intriguing places worth visiting nearby.
A common landmark for vacationers is. It is found in Bamboo, 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.
Other types of landmarks close to Saint George's can be seen right below.
|Monument||Bamboo, 4.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Saint George's|
|Monument||2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Saint George's|
Needless to say, Saint George's has other attractions. For more in-depth coverage of other attractions, check out this page.
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