Fort Frederick, St. George's

3.9
#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Grenada
Reward yourself with spectacular panoramic views from a landmark steeped in history at Fort Frederick, a pleasant addition to any St George itinerary. Built in 1779 by French invaders, who won the island by catching the British unprepared with an inland (instead of naval) attack. The fortification became known as “the backward facing fort,” due to its cannon’s position facing toward the island in an attempt to prevent future copycat attacks. As you wander around this crumbling military relic, you will be greeted at every turn with striking views of the coastline and the glittering horizon of the Caribbean Sea. Using our international travel planner, St. George's attractions like Fort Frederick can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We made a nice morning of visiting Forts George, Frederick, and Matthew. As other reviewers have mentioned, there's nothing super remarkable about Fort Frederick, but from high up on the Richmond Hill...  more »
  • Considering the era that this fort was built, it should really serve as a tribute to those who worked on its construction. The stone slabs are enormous and given the typical temperatures, it must have...  more »
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  • Sitting high above town you will get a great view of the surrounding area. It shows the tremendous resolve of the early settlers to protect this important port.
  • Very neat and well kept old fort. The views of the area from the fort are great. I think this fort was used in some scenes of a Clint Eastwood movie where he portrayed a USMC gunnery sargeant involved in the invasion there.
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