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

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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San Diego, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We did a quick visit to Pedro St James and it was great. The guide was knowledgeable (I think he may be a descendant of the family) and told us about the history and restoration of the building. This is where the Caymanian government started! Fascinating recent history too.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

it was great to hear about the history of the island while standing where it happened. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting tour and history of the island! It begins with some background from a tour guide (our tour guide was actually a descendant of the people that use to live in the house) and then is followed by video narrative. After the video you are free to walk around the house and the grounds which are beautiful!

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Port Orchard, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent two weeks on the east end mostly diving, we took one day off and went to some different sights. This is worth the time if you are interested at all in the history of Grand Cayman.

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Lexington, KY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Try to arrive near the top of the hour, so you can start with the 20 minute multi-dimensional film/show. Then you'll tour the house and grounds. Friendly staff, beautiful views. Plan to spend 1-1.5 hrs.

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atlanta,ga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Pedro St. James National Historic Site is a must see while you're in Grand Cayman. The historical essence captured and preserved here is amazing! The grounds are immaculate and the view of the Caribbean Sea is breathtaking! The gift shop has wonderful items and the prices are beyond reasonable.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Beautiful views and grounds. The ocean views from this area are fantastic being on a cliff side and waves crashing in below. The grounds were well taken care of and the main house restoration is fantastic. Since Mahogany was a staple during the early days, the floors, trim and doors are solid and they are incredible. The history of the... More

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Madison, MS
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We did the driving tour that is found on this site - and decided to stop by and learn a little about the island's history. The presentation was well done and priced well $10 for adults (kids under 12 are free). My kids enjoyed the interactive movie presentation and also enjoyed walking around the house. The gift items in the... More

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