Fort Cornwallis is a historical landmarks and one of the oldest structures in Penang. Fort Cornwallis built in 1786 when Captain Francis Light first landed on Penang Island.
Fort Cornwallis built for defence purpose. It was originally built with palm trunk stockade and then was preplaced with brickwork structure in 1804. In 1977, the fort was gazetted as an Ancient Monument and Historic site.
Inside the fort, you can see some of the original structures including a chapel, prison cells, a munitions storage area, a harbour light and several old bronze canons. You can also see open air amphitheatre, souvenir shop, historical exhibitions, art galleries etc.
Open Hour: 9am-6.30pm daily
Address: Padang Kota Lama, 10200 Penang