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Address: Pedro Castle Road | Savannah, KY1-1501, Grand Cayman
Phone Number:
+1 345-947-3329
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Today
08:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.

Oldest building in the Caymans, this "castle" is now a museum.

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Was a nice place

I thought it was nice. Maybe I was more focused on going diving. The grounds were very well maintained and the people there were very friendly. Did provide a bit of history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought it was nice. Maybe I was more focused on going diving. The grounds were very well maintained and the people there were very friendly. Did provide a bit of history about the island in the movie they show. Overall was enjoyable but would not be in my top 5 list of things to do on the island.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. Pedro St James is a historical site but more so, it is active. They host events and tours. There is an excellent presentation/movie of the history of the site and of the island. We had the guided tour. I highly recommend this. The cost is only a bit... More 

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north carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting tour of a historic home...It starts with a multi-media presentation reviewing the house's history--little hokey with multiple "special effects" but interesting. we took the unguided tour (we were able to latch on to the guided tour for a bit, but the guide was extremely long winded, so we left them behind).

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice drive from Georgetown. Small but interesting story and grounds. Really enjoyed learning the history of this amazing island and am glad we visited

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St. Paul MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting historic home. You start out with an elaborate video/theater experience that was a little like Disney with water special effect, moving animatronics, etc. Then the doors open and you can tour the grounds of the historic home. It is worth a visit if you are driving that way. We were the only ones there when we... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Began visit with great introductory history movie (complete with storm sound effects). Walked the scenic ocean shore grounds and toured restored St. James home - gorgeous stonework and mahogany wood trim. Great morning excursion with ocean breezes.

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Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

There is a short video that you can view on the property that gives some interesting historical facts about the Cayman Islands. The view of the water is on iron shore. Young children will probably not find this loaction interesting.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were on a tour from a visiting cruise ship. The Pedro guide rambled on at great speed leaving half his party behind. St James is full of history and Pedro should be visited. The incoherent parrot guide did not enhance our party's visit causing half to miss the 3D theatre. Peter M

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled onto this wonderful publicly owned and maintained historic home and were delighted we did. In nearly a week here we have not seen any other building from the very early days of the Cayman Islands nor herd the accurate and near spellbinding story of civilization here as we did in the multidimensional theater presentation. Give up a day... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a modernized facility that blends the history with up to date comforts and charming guides and other employees. We did this as part of a tour off a cruise ship and felt it was a worthwhile adventure.

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