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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

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Address: Savannah, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-947-3329
Activities: Walking
Description: Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.
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What a well done tour. Video show in A/C theater. Great intro to actually seeing the site. The guide did an outstanding job in explaining the history and function of the estate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a well done tour. Video show in A/C theater. Great intro to actually seeing the site. The guide did an outstanding job in explaining the history and function of the estate. They have done an excellent job of restoring the home. The family contributed the original furnishings in the restoration process. Not many place's have the original chairs over... More 

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Webster, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Some Great History and Reasonably Priced. Fantastice Movie and even nicer Grounds. What a View from the top Floor of The Castle!! Super Gift Shop and the prices are low as well as in US (a 20% savings) We visit more than once on evry visit. Make sur you pet "Jack" The 40 year old Donkey

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Pedro St. James. Try and make sure you arrive on top of the hour so you get to see the introduction and video. It would not have been near as interesting without it. The staff is friendly and informative. The house is beautiful. The view is magnificent. Such and interesting story behind this old place.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

nice tour guide. Great historical site that has gone through many storms and still stands strong. Nice video about the start of the home. A lot of original furniture on display to see.

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Cleveland Ohio USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I always love to mix my beach vacations with some local culture and museums. As our vacation was very rainy, we used our time exploring this historical gem! We had a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable about the original family, home and their descendants some of whom remain on the island to this day. We learned a lot about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

So much history behind the castle walls. The presentation at the beginning made me feel like I was there. A must see for history buffs or natural surroundings.

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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Movie good but thick accent of narrator made it hard to understand. House beautifully restored but def not a castle.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Lovely old great house with a film presentation on island history. Locals have rehabilitated this house and property with antique furniture, local farm animals and herbs in a vegetable garden. Interesting and sad history but glad it is preserved. Birthplace of island democracy and end of slavery in the Caribbean was done here! All tourists should visit but not well... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a beautiful example of early Grand Cayman life. The history that the house embodies is wonderful. Stroll through its cool rooms and you can envision early years on a tropical island. The beach outside its windows and the water beyond is breath taking. And with the right guide is a wonderful tranquil stop on a lovely island paradise.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We spent a rainy afternoon here learning a bit more about the history of Cayman. It is fascinating to learn about the economy, financial development, people, and tourism of Cayman. The only reason it got an average rating was our tour was cut a bit short due to the rain and it left a little to be desired. Paid full... More 

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Additional Information about Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Address: Address: Savannah, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-947-3329
Location: Caribbean  >  Cayman Islands  >  Grand Cayman

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