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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Savannah, Grand Cayman
345-947-3329
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Ranked #19 of 111 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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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
42 helpful votes 42 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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Kalamazoo MI
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

If you have a car and any interest at all in the history of the Caymans, do not miss Pedro St. James, a national historic site with a nicely restored 'Great House", interesting grounds, a fascinating 3-D video presentation, gorgeous seaside views and a fine gift shop. For history buffs, not to be missed.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The most impressive part of this for me was the enthusiasm every employee had for their local history and the significance of this historical site. There is a wonderful multimedia show, giving the history of the house. Beautiful grounds. Great history. This is where we started our trip, and it gave us a deep appreciation of the island we were... More

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hebron
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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was on a cruise ship that stoped in Grand Cayman. I took a tour that stoped at Pedro St. James. It started with 40 min movie about the history of this place. it was nice to know. Since we where on a tour with not much time we did not have much time to look around the grounds. It... More

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