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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  • It is rich with history and beautiful! Excellent bang for your buck too! Learn about an early settling family and the hardships they went through. There is a guided presentation which includes tons of...  more »
  • Stacy, our guide was so amazing I do not have words! More information than the presentation from that guy! He’s amazing and I LOVED HIM! He is so helpful!!! The presentation gives so much info on the ...  more »
  • If you like history this is very neat. The multimedia presentation was very informative. Afterwards we were very confused on what to do next. Our tour guide Stacy kept wandering off and yelling at oth...  more »
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  • Great historical base. Remarkable audiovisual presentation. Staff knowledgeable and very willing to go the extra mile to accommodate handicapped persons.
  • Incredible location with a view that can't be compared to anything else on island. Great Happy Hour and worth drive out of 7 Mile and Caymana Bay. Nice historical site as well.
  • Pedro St. James is one of the few historic sites to visit on the island. The restored building is a quick tour, but worth the effort. The visitor center is a nice place to hang out and the bar is really one of the best locations on the island; great view and Cayman Spirits rum. This is a short visit, but a brief history of the island is nice to acquire when visiting and this is the place to get that.
  • Friendly staff. Souvenirs reasonably priced. Movie tells history of island independence.
  • Shore excursion from Georgetown Cayman islands through Regent. First stop was a botanical garden. Very nice. Nearby visit was to Pedro St James. Very knowledgeable guide who is a decendant of the original owner. Nice presentation of the history of the house and land. Saw some birds including the local green parrots.
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