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  • Address: Chennai, India
  • Hours: Sat–Thurs: 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: Indians: Rs 5; Foreigners: Rs 100, Children (under 15 years): free

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Fort St George

The British East India Company constructed their first fortress in India in 1640 along a strip of sand on lease from the Raja, allowing them a foothold for expansion in India. The 20-foot (6-meter) thick outer walls surround a complex of white colonial structures, known historically as ‘White City,’ including St Mary’s, the oldest Anglican church in Asia.

Until recently, Fort St George housed the Tamil Nadu Secretariat & Legislative Assembly, and the Fort Museum remains open to the public and is now housed within an old East India Company exchange. The museum’s collection displays portraits, paintings, photographs, British governmental uniforms and East India Company porcelain, among other Raj relics.

Pay attention to the signage when visiting the compound, as several areas and buildings are closed to the public. If you want to avoid crowds at the security check, set aside a few hours on a Sunday morning for your visit.

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Private Day Tour: Chennai City Tour of Museum, Art Gallery, Temple Kalakshetra and Beach, Chennai, ... 
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Private Day Tour: Chennai City Tour of Museum, Art Gallery, Temple Kalakshetra and Beach

Explore the Chennai city on this day-trip. You will have the chance to visit one of the longest beaches in the world, Marina Beach. You will also catch a ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai Guided City Tour, Chennai, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai Guided City Tour

Chennai or Madras as it was called before, is a metropolitan city blessed with a wealth of tourist attractions. During this 8-hour tour with a professional ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Private Tour: Chennai Sightseeing Including Fort St George and Government Museum, Chennai, Ports of ... 
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Private Tour: Chennai Sightseeing Including Fort St George and Government Museum

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On this private sightseeing tour of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, discover the city’s architectural diversity with visits to popular landmarks ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.75
Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple, Chennai, ... 
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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See Chennai’s historical and architectural gems on this half-day private sightseeing tour. Visit Fort St George, the first English fortress in India, and ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.50

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