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Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea

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Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town.

At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.

In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.

Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.

Latest News & Events

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  •   Take a step back in time and learn about the house and the many roles Pedro St. James played in Cayman History. There is a good deal of information that helps you better understand the people and history of the Cayman Islands.

    thumb Coyote-Travelerz
    3/01/2019

      This is a shockingly interesting tour. The subject matter they have to work with is fine, but their presentation of it is phenomenal. I had little interest in the history of the Grand Cayman, but after this tour I was all in. They have invested...More

    thumb richardfranzen
    9/02/2019

      We stopped at Pedro St. James on our way to Rum Point. It was an interesting stop with lots of information about the history of the house and area. There was also a "multimedia show" that was worth watching (about 25 mins long) but it...More

    thumb SoftwareGeek12
    10/26/2018
  •   This was part of a shore excursion during our recent Celebrity Reflection cruise. The property was lovely. The restored house and its history were very interesting. They show a video and tell a little about it first. After that part, you can tour the rest...More

    thumb Pennie B
    11/18/2018

      We booked our tour from the reef hotel and had a great driver pick us up to Pedro saint James. We learned the history of caymans with a show and from our great tour guide Stacy. He had so much knowledge because his family were...More

    thumb James C
    7/31/2018

      It was interesting to see all the Mahogany furniture and floors in the house. It is being kept up very well. The grounds are lovely. The informative video was good, narrated well. Others have explained it in detail so I wont go on but definitely...More

    thumb Hilary B
    3/25/2019
  •   My husband and I are so happy we selected the tourist attraction, Pedro St. James Historic Site. We had the pleasure of meeting the most welcoming, energetic and knowledgeable tour guide named Trish. Trish gave us a remarkable tour experience like no other. She was...More

    thumb truetb78
    6/14/2018

      A great place to visit. Pedro St James has been restored beautifully giving a real feel for the history of the place. There is also a great exhibition giving an insightful look at the Cayman Islands recent history. The staff are friendly and helpful- great...More

    thumb henflor
    8/07/2019

      A great place to visit. Pedro St James has been restored beautifully giving a real feel for the history of the place. There is also a great exhibition giving an insightful look at the Cayman Islands recent history. The staff are friendly and helpful- great...More

    thumb OLFSRETEP
    8/05/2019
  •   This historic house is a good place to understand part of this Islands’ history The guide was great and explain us with passion all the corners of the house The video that explains why is so important this house was very well designed and we...More

    thumb DrDelCampo
    1/27/2019

      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 island itself then on the on the property....More

    thumb DAWN G
    6/15/2018

      Trisha our guide was wonderful. (Make sure you ask about local places for lunch and dinner!) She gave us much more than we could ask for with regard to the flavor and history of Grand Cayman and its people. She also spoke about the local...More

    thumb smalewsk
    8/26/2018
  •   My husband and I stopped at Pedro St James for a couple hours one morning to learn about the history of the island. We opted for the self-guided tour, which did not leave us wanting for information as there are signs throughout the main house...More

    thumb NutMeg419
    3/20/2019

      We stopped here as part of a ship tour. Great setting right on the beach front. There’s a lot of history here and enjoyed walking the grounds and exploring the 3 story estate cottage. We watched a film about the estate and its former owners...so...More

    thumb USACorgi
    12/17/2018

      Enjoyed this historical site. Learned a lot about the island and its history. At the end there of the tour we were treated to a terrific rum tasting. Definitely recommend this tour.

    thumb Meryl S
    2/25/2019
  •   We wanted to know more about the history of Grand Cayman and decided to visit Pedro St.James. We took the guided tour and were truly fascinated. Trisha - our guide - did a great job! She told us so many stories about the people who...More

    thumb thomasbirklein
    7/21/2018

      Very nice historic presentation! Beautiful grounds! The rum tasting was great! This is a fun tour for the whole family. From the Wyndham Reef & Morritt's there is a shuttle that takes you there and brings you back. Great value!!!

    thumb fasturn2012
    5/19/2019

      We really enjoyed our tour of Pedro St. James while we visited the Cayman Islands the week of September 23, 2018. We did the self guided tour but next time might invest in the guided tour. We spoke to Trisha prior to walking around and...More

    thumb hrceb2
    10/04/2018
  •   Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Pedro Saint James. Miss Trisha, our tour guide, is a jewel and so knowledgeable about the history of the house and the Cayman Islands. The theater show is sophisticated and multi-dimensional. Well done my Cayman friends!

    thumb caroline2372017
    1/27/2019

      Spent a lovely afternoon walking around Pedro St. James and learning about its importance to Cayman history. We did the self-guided tour- literally had the place to ourselves since the site does not appear to get crowded. The tour begins with a 15-minute presentation in...More

    thumb ACoupleTravelers1
    8/06/2019

      I would suggest taking the guided tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained how the place came to be and the history of the building in regards to the Cayman Island history.

    thumb McCloudCalifornia
    5/06/2019
  •   A great place to learn about Cayman history. Ms. Trish was very informative and made the tour enjoyable. She is very knowledge. The place is beautiful with a wonderful scenic view. Do not miss out in visiting this place.

    thumb reginaNmarkV
    8/15/2018

      I really enjoyed this experience. If you love history this will be very interesting and informative. The property is beautiful and the castle has been restored perfectly! I highly recommend this great stop. Laura in the gift shop was so accommodating and sweet 🙂

    thumb microwavesally
    7/15/2018

      Our tour of the historic Cayman Islands landmark of Pedro St James was outstanding. Our tour guide, docent Tricia, was highly knowledgeable of the history of facility and her recollection of past and current events was simply amazing. The tour began with a video overview...More

    thumb onebiokid
    9/15/2018
  •   This historical site was fascinating and our tour guide Trisha really made it even better. It takes about 15 minutes to get there by bus, really a small friendly van, and only costs $5.00 US. The great house is beautifully restored and the architecture is...More

    thumb Cruiser255847
    10/18/2018

      Great tour. We went with young children. They loved the movie in the little theatre and they were given a nature trail activity sheet to complete and had great fun finding everything. The old house is gorgeous and the guide is really interesting. Great little...More

    thumb Lisa H
    6/10/2018

      During a recent vacation to the Grand Cayman Island, my niece, my sister and I decided to visit the Pedro St. James National Historic Museum and had the MOST enjoyable time seeing and learning about the history of the House turned Castle. It was a...More

    thumb Jacqueline G
    9/05/2018
  •   We drove out to the site. Enter into the gift shop/ ticket counter which is in a new building complex. From here we went to the courtyard and waited until we were informed of the next movie showing. There were few people here on this...More

    thumb tlynn63
    1/24/2019

      This is my family’s 2ns visit to the Caymans and we didn’t get to visit St. Pedro’s last time. So this was first on our list for this years visit. We had Trisha as our tour guide!! She was fantastic! I have 2 teenage daughters...More

    thumb sambob8
    7/29/2019

      Historical, so much to learn of Cayman history the tour guide was friendly it's worth it, I highly rate Pedro St. James.

    thumb OnAir826959
    1/01/2019

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CONTACT

305 Savannah Pedro Castle Rd.
Grand Cayman
KY1-1501 Cayman Islands
tel: (345) 947-3329
email: info@pedrostjames.ky

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