Chennai St. George Fort

Fort St. George is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. There is a museum inside the fort which houses the canon of Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore. Originally built in 1639 by East India Company, St. George Fort now houses the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu.


National Flag flies high at a height of 150 ft on the fort, whose flagstaff is made entirely of teak wood. It also houses St. Mary's Church, which is one of the oldest surviving churches of British India.

There is a 14.5 ft tall statue of Lord Cornwallis at the entrance of the museum which also houses artifacts, antiques, coins, medals etc. of the military of colonial India. Maintenance of this protected monument is done by the Archaeological Survey of India.