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Nelson's Dockyard

St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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St. John's, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-481-5021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$10 entry fee well worth it. We spent hours wandering through the history amongst working sailmakers and carpenters.

Thank Stadtler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose a glorious day to go to the docks. It was very quiet as it was low season . The guide explained a lot of the history of the site. Even though a lot of the buildings are now used for food and accommodation the...More

Thank KFB f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here and found the history fascinating. Bricks from the UK helped build buildings and history is all around. A must if you're in Antigua and if you get chance Friday evening is a seafood and music festival in the...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed around the bay for a week and walked to here every day. Fantastic feeling of what it used to be when Nelson was here. Not too touristy. A couple of nice restaurants and cafe bars. Small, interesting museum. Really enjoyed being in the place

Thank Brod2557
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally in Falmouth so it was a 5min journey. Free entry to those staying locally as long as you tell the ticket office where you are staying. It was off season so quiet and the museum was undergoing some refurbishment but still...More

Thank bg50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by due to being big history buffs. It was OK but not much there. We walked around a few minutes then left. Cost us $90 Taxi ride from our resort. Not worth it. Very old & not well kept museum.

Thank rdr1rn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a visit, beautiful place, plenty of places to stop for lunch, pop into the museum for a trip through time and if your feeling fit take a hike up to Shirley heights for the breathtaking views

Thank furminger69
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The boys liked this-I thought it was ok. There is some interesting history and the building are nice. Location is by the waterfront and we viewed it from a boat a few days before which I thought gave a more interesting view of the area....More

Thank P C
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We thought we would go and have a look at the dockyard while on Antigua, it was OK, we saw The Old Admirals House which is now a museum of charts, Indian relics, pictures, etc., The Admirals Inn has been converted to a hotel. A...More

Reviewed July 14, 2017

We visited this out of season so had a tour guide all to ourselves. It was very informative and the place is beautiful and stunning. Well worth going to understand nelsons history

Thank Kim B
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August 4, 2017|
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Response from Chriski M | Reviewed this property |
As per other answer there are numerous operators offering trips to the Dockyard and Shirley Heights. You get access to the dockyard, Shirley heights and the cultural centre ( very near the lookout) Taxi rates can vary... More
June 23, 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any signs about closures. I would think it is open year round due to the nice weather and being a World Heritage site
April 30, 2016|
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Response from Princess__l0ul0u | Reviewed this property |
No moorings in Nelsons, its quite tight quarters, round the other side in Falmouth there are moorings and space for anchoring, it is a 5 min walk between the 2.