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. 

Museums

If you like to expand your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation on Carriacou. To learn complete information regarding each museum, try clicking on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is The Carriacou Museum. It is found in Hillsborough, in central Carriacou. As you tour the museum, you will find a collection of Amerindian and African artifacts, as well as a collection of pieces from the colonial era.

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

Historical Sites

In case you like to experience the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions while vacationing on Carriacou.

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

Many travelers also choose to visit Carriacou Ruins. It is located 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: 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.

You can look through this table to learn more about historic sites on Carriacou.

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, you'll be able to find plenty of other kinds attractions available. For more information about other attractions, click here.

 

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