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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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Cayman gem

Another gem of the Cayman with Knowledgable guide set aside at least 3/4 hours to spend here well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Another gem of the Cayman with Knowledgable guide set aside at least 3/4 hours to spend here well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Second only to the museum near the port for a history lesson. We went on a Friday when the ships were not around during and got what amounted to nearly a private tour. The video preso was a surprising feature as we're the gardens. What a great staff! Joseph answered all our questions and even told us about the more... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was pleasantly surprise with the introductory show for the attraction. A very visual show is put together that is very interesting and informative to how the Cayman Islands came to be. Pedro St. James is a site that has been reconstructed to match it's glory days and still feels like it is original. The house and grounds are kept... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We always like to learn the history of foreign destinations on our first visit. This attraction did just that. From the restored house to the grounds with its "free-range" roosters / chickens, this gave a detailed history from first discovery by Columbus, thru Spanish then British rule and inot modern times.

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Wenham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit - the introductory presentation was great - multi sensory - not your usual boring intro film. A gracious tour guide led us through the house and gave great insight into the area history.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Pedro St. James National Historic Site

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

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