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

If you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. Just click on each place's name to obtain more information.

Many travelers choose to visit The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It is found in downtown St. John's, 2.5 mi. South of central Dickenson Bay. Exhibits at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda include models of sugar plantations and steam engines, paintings and prints of Antigua and Barbuda, and a display of precious island stones.

A second choice is Betty's Hope. It's a museum near 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 table just below provides more details concerning some museums worth checking out 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
TradeWinds Antigua (855) 600-5821 6.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dickenson Bay

Historical Sites

Fort James

Do you like learning about the history of countries you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Dickenson Bay.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fort James. It is situated 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

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is St. John's Cathedral. It is located in downtown St. John's, 2.4 mi. South of central Dickenson Bay. St. John's Cathedral is a historic Anglican church that watches over the island from a hilltop on St. John's. Though it was originally built in the 17th century, it remains in use to this day and serves as the seat of the Diocese of the North East Caribbean and Aruba.

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.

Take some time to look through the table below to see historical sites 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

Vacationers can experience some other worthwhile local attractions nearby.

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

Luckily, Dickenson Bay has other attractions. To learn more about other attractions for Dickenson Bay, click here.

 

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