Dickenson Bay Landmarks

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A string of resorts along the beaches of Dickenson Bay draw tourists to this area throughout the year to spend their days splashing in the surf and sunning in the sand.  For many visitors, however, relaxing on the beach is just one of their priorities.  In the area that surrounds Dickenson Bay there are numerous landmarks that should be explored.  A trip over to St. John's is especially recommended, where tourists can check out a military fort, a cultural museum, and even a historic cathedral that houses numerous artifacts.  

Museums

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

In case you like to expand your knowledge of other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. To learn complete information regarding each museum, click on the name.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It is situated in downtown St. John's, 2.5 mi. South of central Dickenson Bay. Puruse this museum and discover the fascinating history of Antigua, from before European settlements to cultural experiences today. It may provide you with a new lens with which to view this tropical paradise.

A second choice is Betty's Hope. It's a museum just outside Dickenson Bay. Betty's Hope is an old sugar plantation on a gorgeous property with curved hills. Enjoy a tour of the area and the museum which details the fascinating history of the plantation, the mill and the owners.

The following table lists more details on a few the museums you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Dickenson Bay
Name Phone Location
Betty's Hope (268) 462-1469 8.8 mi. Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay
National Hero's Park -- 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda (268) 462-1469 Downtown St. John's, 2.5 mi. South of Central Dickenson Bay

Historical Sites

Fort James

In case you like to explore the historical roots of a foreign place, you might want to visit some of these historical sites while vacationing in Dickenson Bay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Fort James. It is located on St. John's, 2.1 mi. South-Southwest of central Dickenson Bay. Once of the earlier British forts on the island, Fort James was constructed in 1706 in fear of an eventual French invasion. Till this day it stands guard in front of St. John's Harbor, though now mainly as a tourist attraction.

Attractions Map

Many travelers also choose to visit St. John's Cathedral. It is located in downtown St. John's, 2.4 mi. South of central Dickenson Bay. A wide collection of historic religious pieces are housed at St. John's Cathedral, each with a story to tell. Some such items include two large silver chalises circa the 17th century, six silver-plated Alms plates from 1839, countless historic crosses in numerous materials, and more.

Old Sugar Mill Ruins: As one of the many sugar mills built in Antigua, mills like the Old Sugar Mill Ruins served as the backbone of the early Antigua economy. Built in 1674, this building is now well over 300 years old.

Be sure to look at the chart below for a list of sites of historical interest nearby.

Historic Sites Near Dickenson Bay
Name Phone Location
Fort Barrington -- 3.1 mi. South West of Central Dickenson Bay
Fort James -- 2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dickenson Bay
Greencastle Hill Park -- 5.8 mi. South of Central Dickenson Bay
Old Sugar Factory -- 4.7 mi. Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay
Old Sugar Mill Ruins -- 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay
St. John's Cathedral (268) 462-0820 Downtown St. John's, 2.4 mi. South of Central Dickenson Bay
Sweets Windmill Ruins -- 7.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors will discover some other interesting sites nearby.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Dickenson Bay
Name Type Location Island
Stanford Cricket Ground Attraction 3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay Antigua

If you are looking for a wider variety of attractions beyond this category, you might want to look farther afield. Go to this extended discussion which is all about even more attractions if you want more specifics.

 

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