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

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Bodden Town. Just click on each place's name to see additional information.

A common landmark for vacationers is National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It is located in Seven Mile Beach, 7.4 mi. West-Northwest of central Bodden Town. The permanent collection of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is housed on the second floor and features important pieces of Cayman artwork that has been growing since the inception of the National Gallery. Additionally, the gallery tries to host at least six rotating exhibits each year.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is located in downtown Georgetown, 7.4 mi. West of central Bodden Town. This national museum has diverse collections and features exhibits on various topics, from a collection of Cayman artwork to a natural history collection full of fossils of sea critters.

National Trust Visitor Center: The Centre is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The table below lists more details regarding 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 like to immerse yourself in the history of foreign countries, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions during your time in Bodden Town.

Many travelers choose to visit Old Savannah Schoolhouse. It is found within western Bodden Town. Education on the Cayman Islands was a task typically undertaken by mothers and sometimes the local churches. It wasn't until the 1940s when the Savannah Schoolhouse first opened its doors that education became a more formal affair.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Mission House. It is located in the heart of Bodden Town. Mission House is a historic home that dates back to the 18th century, and has known to have been used by missionaries and teachers throughout the years. Today, the house has been made into a museum that showcases relics which tell the tale of how life was lived on the Cayman Islands centuries ago.

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.

Look through the following chart to find out more about sites of historical interest 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 11.3 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 may enjoy some other worthwhile local landmarks nearby.

If you'd like to observe the beer-making process, consider visiting Cayman Islands Brewery. Home to several different award winning brews, the Cayman Islands Brewery has been providing top notch alcoholic beverages to he people of the Cayman Islands since the facility first launched in 2007. Proud of their brewing style and manufacturing status, the Cayman Islands Brewery has opened its doors to the public for regular tours so that guests can see exactly why this spot produced the best products around.

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

Bear in mind that you can find plenty of other attraction types available too. To read about other other attractions for Bodden Town, read this article.

 

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