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Address: Savannah, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-947-3329
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Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.

Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.

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Excellent history of the island

A little hard to find but an excellent view of the history of the site and Grand Cayman. The movie there is good and comes with its own "special effects". Our guide Stacy was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mike S
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Vienna, Virginia
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Vienna, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little hard to find but an excellent view of the history of the site and Grand Cayman. The movie there is good and comes with its own "special effects". Our guide Stacy was excellent and was really part of the history of the island himself. The building itself has mahogany furniture and floors which are just beautiful. My wife... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most Caribbean Nations have a site just like this, and most have far more history than this one. The house is not original. Keep in the mahogany was imported from other nations. There are some original parts, but not many. The guide was interesting and engaging, but there really isn't too much to say about this spot. House is beautifulthe... More 

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Thank Tom D
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly was not in the mood for this tour when we arrived. We were the only two people on the tour and basically had a private tour by someone who's family use to live in the house. The little film they show you is very entertaining, informative and interactive. The house and the grounds are stunning.

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Thank Amanda J
Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extra couple of hours on our way to the airport, so stopped here to find out more about the history of the islands. We got there just as the movie was starting and ended up in a large group of people from a cruise ship. The group was too large to hear the guide, so after awhile... More 

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Thank Elizabeth H
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an interesting site, with a little theater, a restored house, and exhibits on local history and people. It's a nice oceanside scenic area, and you can walk around the grounds or visit the gift shop. A worthwhile stop.

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Thank Nan5049
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did not that an indoor tour but eather went with a couple of friends to enjoy the monthly Astronomy Club's star gazing on the grounds of Pedro St. James. The sunset was spectacular while viewing the moon and stars through telescopes was even more so. The grounds with the gazebo are well groomed and classy. I really enjoyed the... More 

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Mindoro, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful stop in a beautiful location. The multimedia presentation to start the visit was very cool and informative. The great house is beautifully restored. We weren't assigned a tour guide but a Canadian couple had hired one (that we didn't discover until we were about ready to leave) that provided information about the site. A guide is a must since... More 

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Thank Dave A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely restored house. The best part is the native guide who tells a great story. There is a nice movie which tells part of the story. Not too far out of the way- but probably not worth a taxi rid.

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Thank Iris B
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of four stopped here after first visiting the Queen Elizabeth Botanical Gardens. We appreciated the short 4D movie that gave us an introduction to the history of the site. Joe was our guide and he did a great job engaging our group while touring the house. I feel that you should be more than just a beach tourist... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Pedro St. James last week while on vacation. If was quite interesting learning about the history of the island. Our tour guide was very informative and able to answer our many questions. Its nice to have an understanding of the history it gives you a real appreciation of Grand Cayman and the challenges faced when settling. We spent... More 

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