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.
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
Trisha is an amazing guide! Her enthusiasm is exceptional. If you go, take the guided tour. The property is magnificent, with an interesting history, brought to life by her stories and history. We left knowing a lot more about San Pedro and the island, and...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
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
This place is located in a beautiful spot. There is a guided tour and a multimedia video presentation plus you can wander the grounds which are beautiful. We ended our history lesson with a lesson at the bar where you can taste a flight of...More
The tour was great!! Trisha was a great tour guide with a sense of humor, extensive knowledge and a personal touch. We ended with a rum tasting.
Pedro St. James was not on our original list of things to see but we had time one day and we are so glad we stopped by. We decided on the guided tour because you just get so much more out of the visit. We...More
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
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
This landmark is well worth a visit. There is an immersive experience to begin with that sets the scene and reveals the history of the place before you are released to wander the house and grounds. This is the home of democracy in the Cayman...More
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.
Our tour guide was exceptional. His mother was actually born on the premises. His knowledge was outstanding and he was very passionate. The video before the tour was very good in that it also included sound and sight effects. I always enjoy learning about the...More
This is a great place and we are so happy that we planned a visit into our holiday. We had the place to ourselves on a Sunday morning and were given a very friendly and informative introduction when we arrived, before viewing the showreel in...More
a great place to spend a couple hours - lots of history - and really cool to take a tour given by a man who is a direct descendant of the man who originally built the house!
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
Historical, so much to learn of Cayman history the tour guide was friendly it's worth it, I highly rate Pedro St. James.
We arrived an hour before closing time and chose to do the self guided tour. What a wonderful historic site! Stacy, one of the guides, met us at the movie house and took us through the photo displays to give us a better grasp of...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
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
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
If you like history this is very neat. The multimedia presentation was very informative. Afterwards we were very confused on what to do next. Our tour guide Stacy kept wandering off and yelling at others l.
We visited here while we were in Grand Cayman and LOVED IT. We love historic sites and history so we found this to be a great place to visit. Our tour guide Trisha was the best! She really knew the history of this historic site...More
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
I enjoy learning about the local culture when we travel. This was a great museum/historical home we toured around. You start with a 20 minute film and then can tour the grounds. Afterwards, you can pop into their bar onsite and have a rum tasting!...More