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 enjoy learning about other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time on Carriacou. To read full details regarding each museum, just click on the name.

One popular destination is The Carriacou Museum. It is located in 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 learning about the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting a few 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.

Another landmark worth visiting is Carriacou Ruins. It is found in 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: Feel free to explore the ruins, though do not expect too much in terms of tourist activities; the ruins are abandoned.

Check out the following chart for a list of sites of historical interest 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

Fortunately, Carriacou includes additional attraction types. For more details about other attractions, use this link.

 

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