Grenada: Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick is located on Richmond Hill overlooking the capital city of St. George’s in Grenada. It was built by the French in the late 18th century, between 1779 and 1783, during their brief control of the island. The fort was strategically positioned to defend against potential invasions by the British, who eventually captured Grenada in 1795. Named after Frederick, the Duke of York, Fort Frederick offers panoramic views of St. George’s and the surrounding areas, as well as the central mountains of Grenada. The fort features stone walls, bastions, and ramparts constructed in a triangle. The fort’s interior includes barracks, storage rooms, and gun emplacements.