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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Savannah, Grand Cayman
345-947-3329
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Ranked #19 of 112 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings, Gardens, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, History Museums
Activities: Walking
Description: Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.
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English first
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Three of us went to visit this Castle on a Sunday afternoon. We were not expecting anything great. It was something to do on a day when most everything is closed in Cayman and we didn't feel like hitting the beach as the sea was so rough that day. So off we went. Finding it was a bit tricky, but... More

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south texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The multimedia presentation was well executed, informative and attention keeping, The grounds are lovely and the property is well maintained. This is a good place for photo ops for the family. The cactus garden is beautiful. The structure is very representative of an island manor house, outdoor kitchen and all. The a big chunk of the history of the island... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went on sept 10th 2014 and it was empty!!! We were the only ones in the 3d movie which was amazing. Go there to learn the history!

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Staten Island, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We are so happy we stopped and took the tour of Pedro St. James. The tour guide was the absolute best, I'm so sorry I cant recall his name. He was knoledgible, friendly with a great sense of humor. What a place, the cinema portion of the tour was wonderful. It's simply amazing to travel back through time and relive... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had a very good guide. He knew his Cayman history and why you would want to stop and see the Pedro St. James house. Good place to get some insight into Cayman Islands history

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This gift shop is the most reasonably priced on the island. The shore here is rocky unlike most of the rest of the island.

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MN
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165 reviews 165 reviews
68 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a very worthwhile outing during our stay on Grand Cayman. The site is well-preserved and the staff is very informative about the history of the island as well as the first settlers to this beautiful island.

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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This,in my opinion, is probably the most underestimated grand cayman attraction. Lost amidst the diving expeditions and dolphin swims and other tourist traps is this great gem. Kids under 12 are free so it cost our family of five 20$. My youngest is 6 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The guide is really well read and the movie presentation is very... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was very interesting, we learnt so much about the island, the staff were wonderful, so informative & the grounds & house were so beautiful & well kept. Very pretty & worth a visit.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Pedro St. James is Grand Cayman's National Historic Site - the birthplace of democracy in the CIs. Don't get expectations too high and it will be thoroughly enjoyable. It's an historically accurate reconstruction with period furniture and several outbuildings. The tour begins with a somewhat hokey movie/video production that explains the history of the house, complete with "mist" from the... More

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