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.
In case you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Dickenson Bay. To see additional information regarding each museum, just click on the name.
Many travelers choose to visit The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It is located 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.
Another option is Betty's Hope. It's a museum just outside of 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 right below offers more information on a few museums you might enjoy nearby.
|Betty's Hope||(268) 462-1469||8.8 mi. Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay|
|--||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|
Do you enjoy exploring the history of countries you visit? If so, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites while vacationing in Dickenson Bay.
A common landmark for vacationers is Fort James. It is located within 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.
Another popular destination 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.
Check the table just below for more information about historical sites near Dickenson Bay.
|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|
|--||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|
|--||7.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay|
Visitors will explore some other intriguing sites to visit nearby.
|Attraction||3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dickenson Bay||Antigua|
Luckily, Dickenson Bay has additional attractions. To navigate to our complete guide to other attractions, go to this article.
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