Floohoo Travels offer you the best Fort St.George and St.Mary’s Cathedral Tour Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. The 17th century saw the construction of the first British fort inIndia, completing it in1644 and naming it Fort St. George. The establishment of the fort and later, a harbour, led to the growth of settlements in its immediate vicinity that later grew to become one large settlement named George Town, and thus the forerunner of Chennai was born. was the modern and more extensive city of Madras born. Protected by sturdy 6 metre high walls the fort today houses the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, numerous governmental offices and encloses the popular St. Mary's Church and the Fort Museum. The museum mostly displays symbols of power that once belonged to British colonialists.