Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Grand Cayman

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#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cayman Islands
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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  • The tour guide and the presentation give a good summary of the island political history and how the house and it's owners featured in that process. The restored house gives a nice glimpse into the pas...  more »
  • We spent a couple of hours here one afternoon we wanted off from the beach. Great introduction and short film. Guide was incredibly knowledgable, turned out to be related to original owners of the hou...  more »
  • We found this very interesting and very well done. Learned lots we didn't know about the start of democracy in the Caymans and the abolition of slavery. Beautifully restored home, lovely location. Inf...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I'd say it's more of a 3-3.5 star, will give it a 4. It's a great location and neat to see. But there truly isn't much to see. It's a 3 story home with much neat history. But isn't worth the $12 entry fee, it's worth more like a $5.
  • Went for the kids day during pirates week. Didn't even know about the castle until we arrived. Very cool and interesting. Clean bathrooms.
  • Fun, informative, beautiful grounds and buildings. Pedro St. James was a great afternoon visit. I stayed for about 2 hours with plenty to do but you could stay shorter or longer and still have a good experience. They have a cool 4D movie presentation about the history of the house. The grounds were gorgeous and well maintained and the house was very interesting.

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