Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Grand Cayman

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Visit the oldest building in the Cayman Islands, Pedro St. James National Historic Site. Built in 1780, the house belonged to plantation owner William Eden, and underwent restoration in 1996 after decades of abandonment. The old manor served as the birthplace of democracy in the Caymans, where notable island citizens met and decided to vote for their representatives. Step back in time as you roam the interior, carefully restored with period furniture, and imagine what life was like for the wealthy Englishman that built the mansion in the 18th century. Discover how to plan a Bodden Town trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Oldest original house on the island. Your visit starts with a few explanatory boards followed by a good, albeit rather long, introductory movie about the house and its owners, as well as more general....  more »
  • We went on a Sunday and it was very quiet. The movie was very cool. Our daughter got engaged at the gazebo while we were there. The gift shop's prices were very reasonable! The bar has a rum...  more »
  • This is the oldest building on the Island and it is immaculate. Standing in it’s beautiful grounds which are so well maintained and lovely to explore. Excellent presentation of its history by expert.....  more »
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  • We loved this place, one of the highlights of our Grand Cayman trip! The tour guides are very energetic, knowledgeable, and passionate about the history of Pedro St. James. The rum tasting was a self-serve, so you definitely get all the rum you'd want to drink in an afternoon. The 1780 rum was delicious, very smooth. We bought some to bring back home (you can't purchase it anywhere else). This place is a must-see for the rich history, breathtaking views, and tasty rum!
  • Very nice, rustic, and historic area to explore. Had a wonderful older gentleman that was a part of the historic Eden family show us around the property and tell stories about the place, even some personal memories. We watched a 15 minute video explaining the political history of the island and Pedro St. James. I'm glad we stopped here.
  • We almost didn’t go to Pedro St James San boy are we glad we did! It’s beautiful and we learned the history from our vivacious, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, Trisha. Her love for this beautiful country is genuine and her expansive knowledge, combined with her abundant knowledge made the day an absolute delight!
  • Video presentation in old building was excellent background, done with dramatic atmospheric style (simulation of storm, darkness, misty air). Restored house was beautiful and showed how the family lived.
  • Well worth a quick stop. Cool off and catch a synopsis of local history in their 3D theater. There restored Pedro St. James house is grand and beautiful.
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