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Skip the Line: Pedro St. James Castle General Admission and Guided Tour Ticket

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Skip the Line: Pedro St. James Castle General Admission and Guided Tour Ticket

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Immerse yourself in the heritage and history of the Pedro St. James, known as Pedro Castle, during this 2-hour tour of the oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands. Go deep into the islands' history and enjoy panoramic views across seven acres (2.8 hectares) of landscaped grounds. Viewing of a 3D movie and a guided tour are included.
  • Admission to the Pedro St. James Castle
  • Opt for guided or self-guided tours
  • Learn about the history of the Cayman Islands through this important building's story
  • Watch a 3D movie detailing the history of the 'Pedro Castle'
  • Visit anytime during opening hours
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Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Pedro Castle Road Savannah, KY1-1501 Grand Cayman

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  • George Town Cruise Port, Port Authority, 45A Harbour Dr, George Town, Cayman Islands

Make your way to the Pedro St. James National History Site, located outside of Savannah just 20 minutes from George Town. The site is open daily from 8:30am-4pm.

Once you arrive, you can opt to take a guided tour (departs every hour on the hour between 9am and 4pm) or do a self-guided tour on your own. 

Guided tours (duration: about 2 hours) begin with a screening of the 3D movie detailing the site's history, followed by a detailed look at the property accompanied by commentary from a guide. The self-guided tour allows you to wander at your leisure and takes about an hour. 

Regardless of how you explore you'll learn about the construction of 'Pedro Castle' more than two centuries ago and its iterations through the years, including turns as a jail, a restaurant, a courthouse, a cotton plantation, and the founding place of democracy in the Cayman Islands.
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Pedro St. James National Historic Site
A guided tour of the Pedro St. James National Historic Site usually starts with a 3D movie followed by a guided tour where you will learn about the amazing history and heritage of "Pedro Castle" and its environs. Self-guided tours are also available. The guided tours usually take about two hours, whereas self-guided tours can be completed in one hour, depending the amount of time you want to stay at the site. The walking tour allows you the freedom to explore all the grounds and enjoy seeing the 18th century Great House and its related artifacts. Absorb the beauty of panoramic ocean views, across seven landscaped acres, and the old stamp room and picture collections. There is also a gift shop on site, as well as seating for lunch if you want to bring a picnic along. Since its construction more than two centuries ago, Pedro St. James has been put to use in a variety of ways – as a cotton plantation, courthouse, jail, Government Assembly and even restaurant – before the Cayman Islands government finally purchased the property in 1996 and restored it to its 18th century grandeur. It has survived hurricanes, fires, vandalism, and even rumors of being haunted. Today it stands as a dynamic piece of Caymanian heritage. Perhaps best known as the “birthplace of democracy in the Cayman Islands,” Pedro St. James was the venue for a meeting on December 5, 1831, where the decision was made to form the islands' first elected parliament. Later, on May 3, 1835, Robert Thompson, sent from the Governor of Jamaica, held court at Pedro St. James to issue the proclamation ending slavery in the British Empire. Let the site's history of tragedy, triumph and political reformation inspire you! Pedro St. James also provides a stunning location for weddings, events and photo opportunities, owing to its expansive grounds with breathtaking backdrops. There are steps to climb when reaching the upper two levels of the Great House. All other areas are wheelchair accessible.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All bookings are subject to the laws governing the Cayman Islands
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Pedro St. James National Historic Site

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Pedro St. James Castle General Admission and Guided Tour Ticket?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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