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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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This building has been around for a long time. The presentation was nice. A lot of history here. I would recommend a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Linda P
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This building has been around for a long time. The presentation was nice. A lot of history here. I would recommend a stop.

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Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you would like to hear about the history of the island, good place to start. Will tell you about the site and vegetation on the island.

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pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

LEAarn a lot about early years and life for owners of large house with porches and louvered awnings destination wedding being set up on large lawn something to see!1

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Grand Cayman
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to the attraction to enjoy the day with a group of seniors. The history and the landscape is amazing with the local flavor of interacting with islanders. For me this site is more of a picnic, wedding, and tea parties setting. It is beautiful especially when you look over the deep blue sea. I would highly recommend it... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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99 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Whether you visit via a cruise ship tour or go on your own a visit to the "castle" is interesting and informative. Your visit starts with an introduction from a tour guide, a short film that is well done, then a visit to the house with the tour guide. Learn about the history of the house and how the government... More 

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southport
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited as part of a tour from our cruise ship. We started off with a film on the history of the place and were then given a tour by a guide who was a direct descendant of the family who built the house in the 1700s whose name unfortunately we did not get but who was a great character.... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited this attraction on a beautiful day when the sun was shining. The house is right on the beach and beautiful. Our guide was very informative and the video was well done with light and sound effects. The original home was built with rocks and mahogany from the island. It has gone through many changes through the years but... More 

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Vancouver
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219 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The longer I stayed at this attraction, the more interesting it became. The description of this attraction in my guidebook made it seem somewhat interesting, but, after seeing several colonial homes with their old fashioned furniture my enthusiasm for seeing more of the same usually dwindles. However, this site was quite a different experience. First of all a video, shown... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Worth your while to go to Pedro St. James and learn the history of the area. Film and narrative was good, had good sound effects for the storms and the stories were interesting. You can see the cell where St. James was held, in the house that has been restored. Nice views of the water and lots of iguanas running... More 

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Middletown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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