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

Those wishing to visit Pedro St. James National Historic Site may choose to book their trip on Grand Cayman, as visitors to this region of the Cayman Islands will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, perhaps because there are very few lodgings close.

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 a couple of close-by outdoor activities to participate in while you and your party are not exploring Pedro St. James National Historic Site. Vacationers interested in showing their talents on the golf course, might want to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Britannia Golf Course. Sunny moments can also be spent at Spotts Bay, the nearest beach. Additionally, your party will likely discover a couple more outdoor choices in the neighborhood. If you'd like to stay inside, there are also a few other interesting local sites you may want to check out. A popular option you might consider visiting in the neighborhood of the historic site is Old Savannah Schoolhouse, which is just a short distance away.


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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