Carriacou Landmarks

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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. 

Museums

Assuming you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. You can click on the museum names to learn complete information.

A landmark worth visiting is The Carriacou Museum. It is found 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

Do you enjoy learning some of the historical roots of places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions while on vacation on Carriacou.

Ningo Well is a historical site This old well is one of the few remaining fully functional stone wells in existence, especially ones built by colonial forces. While it may not seem much now, this well would have been crucial in the settling of the area, and likely insured the success of the nearby plantation for some time.

Many travelers also choose to visit Carriacou Ruins. It is located within northern Carriacou. While efforts have been made to protect and renovate the ruins, many of them are unmanaged and in poor condition. With that said, the historical benefit gained from the ruins require background information, context, and a bit of imagination.

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.

Take a moment to look through the table below to find out more about historical 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, Carriacou is home to other attractions. To learn more about other attractions for Carriacou, navigate to this page.

 

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