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Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Pedro Castle Rd
Savannah, Cayman Islands
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  • Hours of Operations

    Open Daily 8.30am-5pm

  • Additional Information


    • Guided tours: CI$15
    • Self-guided tours: CI$10
    • kids (6-12): CI$5.
    • Guided tours are on the hour, every hour. Last guided tour at 4pm
    • Rum Tours: Must be over 18yrs, CI$5. Daily 9am-4pm (excl. Fridays)


  • Payment Terms Cash US$ & CI$, Visa, MC, and Discover.


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 Cayman’s 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 through the seven acres of lush gardens, enjoy stunning sea views, rugged bluffs and perhaps even sip on a 1780 rum, only available at the Castle!

Pedro Tour, Theatre & Rum Tasting
Enjoy a 3D multi-sensory movie that will transport you back in time, or a guided tour to learn about the true history and heritage of Cayman. A rum tasting tour can be found in the Thatch & Barrel, overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Seating and shade are available for those wanting to stay a while and relax in the tranquil atmosphere.

Thatch & Barrel
Enjoy lunch, dinner or weekend brunch at this family-friendly restaurant serving delicious international fare. With stunning ocean views and a full bar, this is the perfect way to start or finish a visit to historic Pedro St. James.


  • 18th century Great House
  • Old stamp collection and picture room
  • Seven landscaped acres and panoramic ocean views
  • Stunning wedding location
  • Multi-sensory 3D movie theatre
  • Local rum tasting tours
  • Gift shop and small playground
  • Free WiFi
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  • Fun and interesting tour.

    July 18, 2019 | Admission to Pedro St. James National Historic Site

    Interesting tour. The restored house is really beautiful. The movie of the history of Pedro St James was impressive.

    Posted by (Lori Walker) from Jasper Texas USA, United States
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