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Address: Pedro Castle Road | Savannah, KY1-1501, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: +1 345-947-3329
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.

Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.

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Conch Shell House and Pedro St James Great House
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Pedro St James Castle General Admission and Guided Tour
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Great Little Place Filled with History

We visited Pedro St. James on our last trip to Cayman and even though this was not our first trip to the island, this was our first trip to the historic site and something I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MW_GT
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Pedro St. James on our last trip to Cayman and even though this was not our first trip to the island, this was our first trip to the historic site and something I can't believe we missed on our previous trips. There is a lot of Cayman history here and is definitely worth seeing. Our tour guide was... More 

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Lumberton Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Restored original home with a great history and magnificent view. Guided tour or you're allowed to just walk around. I enjoyed reading all the historical information and came away more appreciative of the struggle these people endured to live and work at this location.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I travel I do like to check out some of the local history. This is great place to learn a little about the local history. We were there in the morning and there was really nobody there except us. It was a day with no cruise ships in port. The hostess asked if we wanted to guided or unguided... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history so learning about the island at Pedro St. James was my cup of tea. I can see that the house would have been beautiful in its time because its built so solid. A relaxing afternoon.

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Thank gaylew559
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy seeing histirocal places when I am traveling. This is a perfect place to get some history of the island. The tour of the house is interactive and the movie that is provided provides a very first hand experience of the history of the island as well as Pedro St. James A must do if you are on the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably the most well maintained historic building I have ever seen, especially considering that the Government maintains it! It provided a great look at the history of Cayman, starting with a misguided Britisher, who had a dysfunctional personal life, but could build a foundation of a building, using granite block and mortar, that would stand for 200 years!... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And we're glad we did! This may be the only activity though where the self guided tour is preferable to the guided one though. Stacey who was the tour guide, is of course a descendent of the family (he's a Bodden, I believe?) and as such, it's less a tour than a walk through his family tree. You'll have a... More 

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to check this place out as a Sunday afternoon adventure. I was not disappointed. What a jewel of a place and with such a rich history. The tour guide, Joe, was one of the best that I have ever come across. He made it a very interactive tour and fun. We all had a wonderful time and learned... More 

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New Jersey
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need a day off from your bathing suit this is a nice place to go and explore a little bit of the Island's History. Recommend to families with children...historical site.

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Thank Cocimocci
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I am very interested in history. this is one historic building that we were told that we should visit. however, we were taken through the property with utter chaos. The guide, which is part of the history, that was interesting, was completely scattered and didn't give us the time or the full experience. He kept us waiting for 20 min... More 

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