Pedro St. James National Historic Site

Standing out amongst the typical thatched-roof shack of the era, Pedro St. James is an opulent three-storey building owned by a wealthy slave owner in the 18th century. In the 1990s, the government purchased the home and transformed it into a museum that shares with visitors the heritage and culture of the Cayman Islands.


Pedro St. James is a living heritage museum. Guests are invited to walk through the property and view the home and grounds as they were during the 18th century, while interacting with actors portraying the people that lived on the Cayman Islands throughout the centuries. Authentic furnishings and tools set the tone.

One of the most poignant moments for many visitors is when they stand upon the Palladian Staircase where, on this property that once harbored slaves, the Proclamation of Emancipation abolishing slavery was first read on the island.

Staying Close

Pedro St. James National Historic Site is located on Grand Cayman, ensuring guests staying in this part of the Cayman Islands will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. With only a few accommodations around the region around this historical site, relatively little tourist traffic might be anticipated.

Hotels near Pedro St. James National Historic Site
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Turtle Nest Inn Hotel Grand Cayman 2.7 mi. (2.1 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

There are plenty of restaurants to select from in the community immediately near this historical site. The nearest place to eat is Wendy's Bodden Town, which has a menu full of American meals. Wendy's Bodden Town is a slight distance off, but distant enough that you will need to arrange for using some method of transportation to arrive. Also near Pedro St. James National Historic Site you'll have options like Domino's Savannah and Dragon Garden Restaurant where you and your companions will want to eat some Chinese food and enjoy the culture of the Cayman Islands.


Operating Hours

Pedro St. James is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ever day of the year except for Christmas. A multi-sensory 3-D presentation takes place every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Admission is $10(USD) for adults aged 12 and up, anyone under 12 may enter for free with their parent or guardian.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (345) 947-3329

Location: Pedro Castle Road, Grand Cayman




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