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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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Natural and Architectural Beauty Combined

If you are interested in the History of the Caymans this is a must see location. This was the site of many important events such as declaring freedom in the Caymans. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are interested in the History of the Caymans this is a must see location. This was the site of many important events such as declaring freedom in the Caymans. It was located on a picturesque cliff area and the building has been beautifully restored with mahogany. The guides knew a great deal about both the history of the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had a family ancestor conduct our tour, made it very personable and enjoyed very much!! If you like history a must stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Situated on the rough coral cliffs on the southern side of the island, this beautifully restored 18th century structure was the seat of democracy and emancipation in the Caymans. Guides are very knowledgeable. A must see!

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shannie1007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our excursion was booked through Carnival Cruise Line. We were disappointed at first because the cruise line had the review written as a castle. I understand that some may refer to it that way however when you hear castle this is not what you picture. The introduction video was so bad that it was funny. Our group did miss some... More 

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great place to enjoy a leisurely walk on some beautifully kept grounds all while learning some history. Stacey was the guide for our group and I am not sure that any historical site in the world has a single guide more personally knowledgable and enthused about his subject as Stacey here at Pedro St James. The video/multi-media show is very... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We were taken into the theatre by Stacey, a lovely, knowledgeable gentleman who gave us a rundown of the house's history. The theatre"show" was really interesting and fun especially for the children (who can find these things a little boring) The gardens and house were lovely. Well worth a visit

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Westchester County, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I preface this review with the fact that we were on a Holland America sponsored tour and part of our dissatisfaction could be due to the independent tour operator. We arrived at the site and had to wait ten minutes before entering the "theatre". Inside the theater was a long show, mostly movie and lights, that talked about the history... More 

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Punta Gorda, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The tour of this site was partially guided by Stacey, who is actually related to the family who owned the home at one time, and then self-tour. It was a very interesting, and well-done tour that included a historical video (complete with hurricane winds & rain in the theatre!) with pictures going back to when this was originally built. There... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Pedro St. James. It was another excellent example of island ingenuity. The design and location of the house allowed for "air conditioning" in an era long before this modern convenience. It was a hot day when we visited and the breezes cooled us off nicely. The guide we had was informative and interesting. He brought... More 

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A visit to Pedro St. James is perfect if you are looking for something to do to get out of the sun for a few hours... you don't need a tons of time but an hour or two is great! The people who work there are incredibly knowledgable and helpful! The gentleman who led us on our tour is related... More 

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