Landmarks on Carriacou

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Thanks to the limited dining and lodging options on the island of Carriacou, it is frequented by day-trippers more so than those staying for a great deal of time.  Regardless of how long you'll be visiting, there are several important sites that should be seen in order to get a full sense of what island life, heritage, and history is all about. 


In case you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation on Carriacou. Just click on each place's name to read detailed information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is The Carriacou Museum. It is located within Hillsborough, in central Carriacou. Located in the second oldest cotton ginnery in the world, The Carriacou Museum is located on Paterson Street on the small island of Carriacou. This museum is privately financed, surviving mainly on public donations, and the Carriacou Historical Society ensures that each exhibit is historically accurate.

Museums On Carriacou
Name Phone Location Island
The Carriacou Museum (473) 443-8288 Hillsborough, Central Carriacou Carriacou

Historical Sites

Like exploring the history of countries you visit? If yes, you might want to visit some of these historical sites during your time on Carriacou.

Ningo Well is a historical site There are no amenities at the site, and is definitely a site for history appreciation only.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Carriacou Ruins. It is situated in northern Carriacou. The island of Curriacou was once full of remote estates, and scattered mills. However, as economic conditions changed, the estates were abandoned and now are in ruins.

Dover Ruins: The Dover Ruins are where the first church on the island of Carriacou once stood. While it may not be too grand, it does show where the settlers first made their homes.

Glance through this table for more information about historic sites on the island.

Historic Sites On Carriacou
Name Phone Location
Amerindian Well -- Carriacou
Carriacou Ruins -- 2.7 mi. North of Central Hillsborough
Dover Ruins -- 0.6 mi. South of Central Windward
Gun Point -- 1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Windward
Ningo Well -- 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Windward
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough -- 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre

Keep in mind that Carriacou has additional attractions. For more in-depth coverage of other attractions, click this link.


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