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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.


Open Daily 8.30am-5pm

What to Expect

Thus far, a highlight of our past 3 days on Grand Cayman. The restored building and its history are wonderful. Our tour guide, Trisha, was stellar. She's a virtual fountain of knowledge and exuberance! We highly recommend visiting this place and its restaurant is by all accounts, reportedly fantastic. The gift shop has a very nice variety of reasonably priced items.

Tripadvisor reviewer

We went to the Pedro St. James historical site based on the recommendation of a local. What a terrific recommendation! If you want to get a unique perspective of Cayman history and culture look no further than the guided tour. Stacy our tour guide is a legitimate Cayman national treasure with an incredible amount of local knowledge and history, including family history having a mother who was born and lived in the Pedro St. James building. We were fortunate to be alone on the tour in the off season, Stacy spent a considerable amount of time with us sharing his knowledge and history - we thoroughly enjoyed the time spent and highly recommend it!

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

Rum Tours CI$8 (must be over 18 yrs old) Tuesday-Sunday 11am-4pm

Guided tours are on the hour, every hour. Last guided tour at 4pm


Admission & Tours

  • Guided Tours
    CI $20 / person
  • Self-Guided Tours
    CI $15 / person
  • Kids (3-12)
    CI $10 / person
  • Rum Tour
    CI $8 / person

Payment Terms

Cash US$ & CI$, Visa, MC, and Discover.


Admission to Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Experience the history and culture of the Cayman Islands at Pedro St. James National Historic Site.

Recommended ages: 3-80

From CI$15

Additional Information

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 the historic Pedro St. James.


Pedro Castle Road
Savannah, Grand Cayman

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