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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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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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$31.25*
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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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Grand Cayman Tour by 4x4 Including Pedro St James and Botanic Park

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Awesome Historical Landmark

This was an awesome historical attraction of life in the late 18th century in Grand Cayman. Even my 4 year old grandson thought this place was cool. Located about 15 minutes east... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
JayDive
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an awesome historical attraction of life in the late 18th century in Grand Cayman. Even my 4 year old grandson thought this place was cool. Located about 15 minutes east from the Georgetown cruise ship docks. Highly recommend even if you are not a history buff.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not leave Cayman without seeing the Pedro St. James Castle and historical site. It was a worthwhile experience; mahogany floors and furnishings to see life as it was through centuries... and the stamp museum is a collection of royalty of the times...can not miss this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a history buff by any means but I was interested in getting a sense of the island. With that said- I walked into this tour expecting a boring lecture and quick dry run through. I was so very very wrong. This is, by far, the most entertaining, lively, and FUN place we stopped at. Even my husband, who... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 August 10, 2016

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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