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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

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Address: Savannah, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-947-3329
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Activities: Walking
Description: Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.
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Slaves and pirates stories

far from the downtown but very instructive . They have a good interactive video which explains Cayman history

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

far from the downtown but very instructive . They have a good interactive video which explains Cayman history

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great find. Our tour guide (Stacy Eden) was so informative and a wonderful character. His knowledge and delivery made this a unique experience.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well worth a visit. It is clearly a proud part of Cayman's history and rightly so. It added great bit of culture to our holiday. And we loved our tour guide, Mr. Eden.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Another gem of the Cayman with Knowledgable guide set aside at least 3/4 hours to spend here well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Second only to the museum near the port for a history lesson. We went on a Friday when the ships were not around during and got what amounted to nearly a private tour. The video preso was a surprising feature as we're the gardens. What a great staff! Joseph answered all our questions and even told us about the more... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was pleasantly surprise with the introductory show for the attraction. A very visual show is put together that is very interesting and informative to how the Cayman Islands came to be. Pedro St. James is a site that has been reconstructed to match it's glory days and still feels like it is original. The house and grounds are kept... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We always like to learn the history of foreign destinations on our first visit. This attraction did just that. From the restored house to the grounds with its "free-range" roosters / chickens, this gave a detailed history from first discovery by Columbus, thru Spanish then British rule and inot modern times.

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Wenham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit - the introductory presentation was great - multi sensory - not your usual boring intro film. A gracious tour guide led us through the house and gave great insight into the area history.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a well done tour. Video show in A/C theater. Great intro to actually seeing the site. The guide did an outstanding job in explaining the history and function of the estate. They have done an excellent job of restoring the home. The family contributed the original furnishings in the restoration process. Not many place's have the original chairs over... More 

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Webster, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Some Great History and Reasonably Priced. Fantastice Movie and even nicer Grounds. What a View from the top Floor of The Castle!! Super Gift Shop and the prices are low as well as in US (a 20% savings) We visit more than once on evry visit. Make sur you pet "Jack" The 40 year old Donkey

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