Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea
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.
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
Lots of history and just a great tour. One of the best tour guides we have ever had. We finished up the tour with a rum tasting. Really enjoyed the experience and learned some history of the island.
I would consider this place a hidden gem, it's a muesum but simply beautiful, with amazing views of the ocean. Defitenely worth the trip and it wasn't packed when we visited.
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!
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
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.
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
I learned a lot about the island and we had the best time learning the culture and history from Trisha, She was so great and spectacular presentation. She will keep you amused throughout the tour. On of the best part of the trip was meeting...More
Debbie Bodden took us on a tour of the house that lasted about an hour I think. It was not very busy. The tour of the residence, ground and museum was interesting but more so was the concise history of island and its residents. So...More
Our docent Trisha was a hoot! The multimedia presentation was very creative and informative. The gift shop had the best selection and price on Caymanite jewelry - we had to make a special trip back to the gift shop at the end of our trip...More
We enjoyed reading about the history of the Island of Grand Cayman and about the families that occupied this castle. Well worth the visit and price.
A very well done presentation of the some of the history of Pedro and of Grand Cayman! The opening setting in the theater was pretty cool and then it opens into the courtyard where you can explore Pedro and enjoy the views. Enjoyed some of...More
We loved our stop here and wish we'd had more time to explore. The interactive show really helps to set the story about the property and our tour guide, Trish, was fantastic. The grounds are beautiful and it's easy to see why they end of...More
We enjoyed the tour as part of a cruise excursion. Our guide was a descendant of one of the original families and was very knowledgeable of the history. He made it interesting. If you like to learn the history of countries you visit, this is...More
Great way to start your island visit with a bit of history!! Enjoyed it tremendously! Starts out with a movie/stage area that depicts the early life and then move on to the beautiful house and grounds.
My husband and I are so glad we decided to visit Pedro St. James. We didn’t sign up for the guided tour, but one of the employees, a delightful older gentleman, talked to us at length about the history of the castle and surrounding areas....More
We had a great experience at Pedro St. James. Our tour guide, Stacy, had passion for the information he was telling us. The 3D “movie” was a must-watch with the multiple stories it told. The gift shop had quality items with excellent prices. If you...More
We had friends and family visiting from out of town so we took a family trip to the site. If the views do not blow you away, you will be fascinated by the history and culture of the island. Trisha was our tour guide for...More
Was not sure what to expect..... So this house was built and became an intergal part of Cayman history. Starts with a video with a couple of TV screens made to look like the courtyard of THE house. Then after that go look at small...More
Gorgeous old plantation-esque home with lots of Cayman history. Beautiful views! We were lucky to have Stacy as our tour guide, who is a descendant of the original owner.
I recently moved to Cayman and am always interested to hear about its past. Pedro St James is one of the grand old houses, although not grand by European standards! Up until very recently the people had a hard life - this really comes to...More
We visited early on a Saturday before any of the cruise ships had docked for the day and were the only people there. All the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. It was great to learn more about the history of the Cayman Islands and...More
Fantastic location and clever presentation led by Stacy, our wonderful guide who knew generations who lived here. Take the tour. Starting with audio visual, raining on the tin roof, lightning and storm to vibrant history, it sets the scene. Then explore the grand house, verandah,...More
We thoroughly enjoyed this historic site, much due to our tour guide, Trisha. She was a wonderful guide full of history, information, and humor. She made the entire tour very enjoyable while still being extremely informative. If you're an uptight person or very easily offended...More
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 information with pictures and such plus a theater that plays a...More
My wife and I visited this site on a cruise tour. It is a very interesting and informative tour to become educated on some of the history in the region. It is also set in a beautiful area of the island.
We went to the site when we first arrived to pass the time before checking in at our hotel. Stacey was our guide and is well known! He seems to know everyone and is not only knowledgeable about the site, but is a member of...More