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December 14, 2017
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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

  • Pedro St. James National Historic Site-Cultural-Cayman Islands
    Pedro St. James National Historic Site
  • Pedro St. James National Historic Site-Cultural-Cayman Islands
    Pedro St. James National Historic Site
  • Pedro St. James National Historic Site-Cultural-Cayman Islands
    Pedro St. James National Historic Site
  • Pedro St. James National Historic Site-Cultural-Cayman Islands
    Pedro St. James National Historic Site
  • Pedro St. James National Historic Site-Cultural-Cayman Islands
    Pedro St. James National Historic Site
  • Pedro St. James National Historic Site-Cultural-Cayman Islands
    Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Highlights

  • 18th Century Great House and Artefacts
  • Old stamp collection & picture room
  • Birthplace of Democracy
  • Multi-sensory 3D movie theatre
  • Seven landscaped acres and panoramic ocean views
  • Gift shop with souvenirs and local crafts
  • A stunning location for weddings and events
  • Free wi-fi, all day, every day
Address :
Pedro Castle Rd, Savannah, Cayman Islands
Phone :
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Main : (345) 947 3329
  • Hours Of Operation :
    Open Daily 8.30am-5pm
  • Additional Information :
    Admission: Adults: KYD$10, children ages 6-12: KYD$5, ages 5 and under are free

    Guided tours: KYD$15, children ages 6-12: KYD$5, ages 5 and under are free

    “Discover The East” Adventure Card: KYD$16 Admission to both Pedro St. James & Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

    Discounted rates for residents with photo ID

Known by locals as ‘Pedro Castle’, this Great House is the oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands and is home to many cultural and historic tales.

 

It was built using slave labour in 1780 by a wealthy Englishman, William Eden and has been put to a variety of uses, including a cotton plantation, courthouse, jail and Government Assembly. It was the venue for not only the decision in 1831 to form the Cayman Island’s first elected parliament, but also to announce that slavery had been abolished in the British Empire in 1835.

 

Surviving hurricanes, fires, vandalism, and rumours of being both jinxed and haunted, it stands today, in its restored state, as a dynamic piece of Caymanian heritage.

 
Pedro “Castle” Great House & Gardens
Relive history at the 18th century Great House, explore the rooms and learn about its history of pirate raids, tragedy, triumph, and political reformation. Take a stroll around the stunning seven acres of lush gardens, enjoy the stunning sea views and meet the resident donkey.
 
Pedro Theatre
Enjoy a 3D multi-sensory movie that will transport you back in time, or take a guided tour to learn about the true history and heritage of the Cayman Islands. Movie times: 9am-4pm. Last show is at 4pm.

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