About Fort St George

The very first monument of Britishers in India constructed as trading point the Fort George is one of the most famous and credited monuments of the last century in Chennai. The Fort Founded in 1644 houses the famous St Mary’s Church (an ancient Anglican Church), a museum (contains antics and artifacts from British Rule) an,d Wellesley House (paintings of the Fort Governor.) Recently converted into a home to the administrative offices of Tamil Nadu Government and the Legislative Assembly the fort acclaims historical importance and architectural recognition. The Magnificent fort is now under the wise supervision of Archaeological Survey of India and the station of Tamil Nadu Government for its impeccable Maintainance and conservation.

Must See

  • Church
  •  Museum
  •  Wellesley House

How to reach

Fort St. George is located only 1 kilometer away from the Chennai Railway Station. It can be easily reached by bus, cab, auto or private/hired car.


  • Photography is prohibited inside the fort museum. 
  • As the fort complex houses the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, you can see tight security by friendly police.
  • Visitors can freely walk around the fort seeing historical buildings. 
  • Do not enter where there are 'no entrance' signs. 
  • If you are a lover of history then this is a must visit the place.
  • Carry sunscreen and hat to avoid burning heat.


Visit Time

St. George Museum: 
Monday:       9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday:       9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday:      9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday:           Closed
Saturday:       9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:         9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Church
Monday:       10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday:     10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday:          10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:       10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Indians: Rs. 15
Foreign individuals:Rs. 200
Kids (up to 15 years): Free


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