If you want to get away from all the cruise ship tourist traps and really get a taste of Caymanian history, don't miss this! We were delighted to tour the Pedro St. James Castle and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Cayman. The tour guide was a direct descendant of the Eden family, who founded the home in 1780. He was an extremely interesting older gentleman who regaled us with stories of growing up near the home, and his stories of the home (where his grandmother was born) and his personal experiences with the man who purchased it in the 1950's and brought it back from the brink of ruin were fascinating. Add to that the 4-D theatre experience (which rivaled anything you would see at Disneyworld), and the tour of the beautiful home and grounds, and this was an experience never to be forgotten! Also, being a bit of an amateur "ghost hunter" some of you might be interested in this story: as I was ascending the steps onto the top floor, one of the rocking chairs was just rocking away. I thought it was the ocean breeze, but as soon as I approached the chair it stopped in full force! I tried to rock that very heavy chair myself and it would not budge, even with the heavy breeze blowing outside. I was also all alone on that top floor... could it have been Captain Eden, who purportedly would rock for hours on his plantation? No one knows for sure... but ghosts or no ghosts, don't miss this historical site!
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