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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Address: Savannah, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-947-3329
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Ranked #12 of 114 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.
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Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.
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English first
Middletown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

So interesting, learning about the history of the island. The house has withstood hurricanes and time. We both really enjoyed this part of our tour and the guide in the home was excellent.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Pedro St James has had an interesting and sometimes fraudulent history- for example it was once claimed to be a pirates castle with a false date inscribed as 1613! It was in fact built by a wealthy Englishman three stories high with thick 18inch walls in 1780. For a time it was the site of early parliamentary meetings, but eventually... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The presentation is very well done and the tour around the buildings was excellent. I'd recommend taking the time to tour this site.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great place to visit. It is about a 15 minute drive west of Georgetown and is fairly easy to locate if you follow the signs. There is a gift shop and a theatre where the story of the site is told. It is a good introduction to the history of the island as well. The building has... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great way to learn more about the island and its history. There is a fun multi-media presentation to start things out and then absolutely stunning grounds. The house is lovely. Overall, a good history lesson and fun stop for a few hours.

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Lihue
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

OK - so if you don't care about history, culture, etc - don't go to Pedro St. James. But, if you do, I'm pretty sure you're going to like this. The tour tells the story of how this oldest and largest house on the island was built and rebuilt - and was the center of many important developments in the... More 

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El Reno, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you like history make sure you see this! Tour is great! The castle has been redone above and beyond what I would every think. The grounds are so nice and clean and the views are great. The price of the tour is real cheap considering what everything else cost on the island, If you plan to go to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Thanks to the very generous and kind people at Pedro St James. Mister Joseph was a wonderful tour guide to my wife and I. We went on a recent Sunday morning bright and early at 9 Am and had the whole place to ourselves. It was worth the donation and 2 hrs time to hear about the history of the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped here to see what the "castle" is all about. NOT a castle. For $10 you get a little tour and a decent film chalk full of history - we learned a lot. Then you get to spend as much time as you want in the house - 3 stories, 3 rooms. The ground have great views of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited this site on our way back from Bodden Town. We did everything (botanical garden, lunch in Bodden Town, Pedro St James and finally Marriot) by bus. For an extra $1 pp the driver left us at the entrance. We were welcomed by a gentleman that in the very beginning didn't look like a great guide, avoiding eye contact... More 

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