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.
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.
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
The house and the property are definitely something fantastic to see here on Grand Cayman. Beautiful, well maintained and groomed. The house has been reconstructed and refurbished back to it’s original glory - lots of Cayman history happened here on this property, it’s a must-do...More
Loved this historical site. The building was well preserved and the grounds were striking ( you can see why they built the house there ) We took the guided tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. The rum tasting was well worth it ! The...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!
We visited Georgetown for the day off of the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas. The normal touristy ventures were available but we wanted to see the island in general. I read about the Pedro St James from articles that I brought up on the...More
Good first stop on our trip, friendly staff, gave us some insight on the island and families who lived there.
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
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.
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
This place is DEFINITELY worth your time to check out! My friend and I made this one of our few stops as we took a local bus around the island. We were greeted by the pleasant and sweet Anju when we first entered the gift...More
We have been to Cayman many times but have never stopped before. Glad we did....interesting property, professionally done film and displays. Our guide Trisha was knowledgeable, friendly and fun! Highly recommend!
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
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 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
A few years ago I was staying at Rum Point for 7 days. I decided to go to Pedro St James. I really enjoyed the movie and the history. Once I went onto the grounds and I saw that Gazebo my heart melted. I stood...More
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
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.
Enjoyed the film first to be educated on the Cayman Island history, much of it involved this house and its occupants. The home itself has been totally rebuilt, furnishings are all authentic. To tour everything takes a minimum of 2 hours. Nice not to rush...More
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
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.
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
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.
Trish was great. My wife and I visited after a hard morning rain and were the only visitors. Trish treated us like family and gave us a more than detailed tour...including details on plants. Highly recommend taking this tour. And take your time in the...More
The staff is fantastic. They were very informative and helpful. If you go be sure to see the movie it is worth seeing. It is a great historical site. The house has been beautifully restored. It's so neat walking around you can almost feel the...More
Tremendous history associated with this place and very fascinating. Great job in the restoration. Video was a little cheesy but still interesting. Unfortunately the tour took so much time it only left 5 minutes for the rum experience. That tasting definitely needs more time as...More