Landmarks in Bodden Town

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Bodden Town is unique because one of its most popular attractions is a graveyard.  Though that may seem abnormal to some, the grounds are intriguing because they are said to house the remains of the real pirates of the Caribbean, a site which leads visitors to a natural cave filled with pirate-themed curiosities.  If these maritime mischief-makers aren't of interest to you, the town is also noted for the ruins of a fort erected by slave labor and within 10 miles of the center of the town are three different museums.

Museums

Cayman Islands National Museum

Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. You can click on the museum names to obtain additional information.

A common landmark for vacationers is National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It is situated in Seven Mile Beach, 7.4 mi. West-Northwest of central Bodden Town. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is a multi-media gallery, featuring a number of works in sculpture, paint, photography, and more. The goal of the gallery is to share Caymanian art with both locals and around the world, and often host traveling exhibits that bring their artwork to other countries.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is located in downtown Georgetown, 7.4 mi. West of central Bodden Town. Cayman Island's National Museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

National Trust Visitor Center: The National Trust for the Cayman Islands works to share the history of the islands through the preservation of historic landmarks and natural sites. At the National Trust Visitors Centre, visitors will gleam first hand information on the importance of each site, and learn which are best for them to visit based upon their interests.

The table right below provides more information about some the available museums nearby.

Museums Near Bodden Town
Name Phone Location
Cayman Islands National Museum (345) 949-8368 Downtown Georgetown, 7.4 mi. West of Central Bodden Town
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (345) 945-8111 7.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Bodden Town
National Trust Visitor Center (345) 749-1121 7.7 mi. West of Central Bodden Town

Historical Sites

Mission House

If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of foreign countries, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions while on vacation in Bodden Town.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Old Savannah Schoolhouse. It is located in western Bodden Town. The Old Savannah Schoolhouse is located very near the new school that the echo of children laughing and playing in the school yard can make this spot slightly haunting. Still, rows of desks, a blackboard, and bottles of ink remain in the room as a reminder of the past.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Mission House. It is situated in the heart of Bodden Town. Mission House hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bodden Town Guardhouse Park: Once a prominent town on Grand Cayman Islands, Bodden Town Guard House Park has always been held in high regard amongst locals, many of whom grew up hearing tales of how the people of Bodden Town stood guard over the island and were prepared to protect the area should something like a pirate attack occur. Evidence of this is in the two replica cannons on the grounds.

Take a moment to look through the following table for a listing of historical sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Bodden Town
Name Phone Location
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park -- 0 mi. North of Central Bodden Town
Dr. Roy's Ironshore (345) 749-1135 7.0 mi. West of Central Bodden Town
East End Lighthouse Park (345) 749-1121 11.2 mi. East of Central Bodden Town
Fort George (345) 749-1121 Downtown Georgetown, 7.4 mi. West of Central Bodden Town
Mission House (345) 749-1121 Central Bodden Town
Old Savannah Schoolhouse (345) 749-1121 Savannah, 1.9 mi. West of Central Bodden Town
Pedro St. James National Historic Site (345) 947-3329 1.5 mi. South West of Central Bodden Town
Watler Cemetery (345) 749-1121 4.2 mi. West of Central Bodden Town

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests can experience some other intriguing landmarks nearby.

If you want to observe the beer-making process, you might enjoy visiting Cayman Islands Brewery. Tours of the Cayman Islands Brewery are conducted by the brewing staff, and take guests through the whole production process from brewing to bottling. The tour lets out into the gift shop, where guests can purchase a brew to take home.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Bodden Town
Name Type Location Island
Cayman Islands Brewery Brewery Prospect Park, 4.2 mi. West of Central Bodden Town Grand Cayman

Fortunately, you'll find some other types of attractions. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, go to this article.

 

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