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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Savannah, Grand Cayman
345-947-3329
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Ranked #18 of 113 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.
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North Hykeham, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must for every visitor to Grand Cayman. One of the oldest houses on the island lovingly restored to when it was first built. Staff are very knowledgeable and help to bring it to life with stories of the people who have lived here. Take time to come to see this grand old house.

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

we always like to see and experience the history of the people where ever we go .Pedro St James is awesome place a must see the castle which is the St James part sitting a beautiful property Pedro Point the house went thru alot events during it's time from family disasters to national historic events our tour guide was very... More

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Lorton, Virginia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Came to visit not expecting much, but what amazed at the tour. We received a tour by an ancestor of the Eden family, original owners. The film is definitely worth coming to see.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Worth the stop for a bit of Cayman history. Excellent introductory program. Walking tour with descendent of key historical figures a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our guide knew my family history, back in the 18 hundreds. All from Cayman brac.He gave us a personal guide.It was amazing for me to discover my family roots in such a wonderful place .The cayman Islands.We've toured by car to the three islands. All are different. Beautiful, friendly, people. Do you know why the Cayman islands do not pay... More

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North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been coming to Grand Cayman for 8 years and finally decided to visit Pedro St. James Castle today. What a treat. Our guide was a descendant of the original owner. We were amazed at the history of the Cayman Islands that we learned in the Exhibition Center. Much of it happened in our lifetime. This place is well... More

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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Tour starts with a very cool theatre with real rain and mist. Almost more interesting than the tour of the house. Most rooms blocked off with a rope, so you can only view...and kind of a big hype for a ho-hum old house.

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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited Pedro St. James Historical Site one morning during our trip to the Cayman's. It was very nice to see this type of historical site restored. What made the trip/tour even more exciting was that our guide was one of the ancestors of one of the families that use to occupy the site, so there was quite a bit... More

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Houston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

we've stayed in Grand Cayman twice and both times considered Pedro St. james as the highlight. Why? Besides it being very well laid out and the video/theater start is great, the key is Stacey Eden Hurleston. Mr. Hurleston was raised there. His grandfather was raised in the house. He knows the history because he lived the history. Mr. Hurleston is... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Like everyone else, we had a great time here. Learned a lot about the island's history. The grounds are beautiful, overlooking the ocean. Multimedia presentation was well done.

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