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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  • This site provides an interesting overview of the history of the Cayman Islands. The building was built in the late 18th century and was where the document was signed stating that the Cayman Islands w...  more »
  • We visited the Pedro St. James “castle”, and it was very interesting! The “castle” as it is referred to, which is beautiful, has been fully renovated and restored to it original state. It gives a grea...  more »
  • Our guide gave us detailed historical information about Pedro St. James, its people and the country of Grand Cayman. We also enjoyed the tour of the house and grounds.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful historic site. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to enjoy the multimedia presentation before visiting the house. The history of Grand Cayman really comes alive. Makes you love this island that much more. Don't miss the rum tasting room. Extra 5 bucks and well worth it.
  • Awesome space for an event. Kids Park needs upgrade. Ladies bathroom nice but need more light and a baby changing station.
  • A must see in Grand Cayman. Loved learning about some of the history of the island and also about the oldest remaining standing structure. Rum tasting at the end was fun and a good way of selling souvenirs.
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