Falmouth Harbour Landmarks

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A favorite destination of pleasure sailors, Falmouth Harbour and the township of Falmouth are generally home to more nature-based landmarks such as memorial parks and plantation ruins.  If you travel just southeast, you'll find multiple landmarks in English Harbour worth the trip, many of which you can see if you participate in a hike to the tallest point in town.  

Museums

Dockyard Museum

Assuming you like to explore other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Falmouth Harbour. You can click on the museum names to learn complete information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Dockyard Museum. It is found within Nelson's Dockyard National Park and located in southeastern Falmouth Harbour. Originally built in 1855, Nelson's Dockyard served as the officer's quarters in the Royal Navy Dockyard. The building was restored and used as the National Parks Office in the 1970s, but by 1997 the rooms were once again restructured and put to use as the Dockyard Museum.

Attractions Map

Another option is Betty's Hope. It's a museum within reach of Falmouth Harbour. 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 Museum of Antigua and Barbuda: 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.

The following table lists a few details regarding the available museums in and around Falmouth Harbour.

Museums In and Around Falmouth Harbour
Name Phone Location
Betty's Hope (268) 462-1469 4.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Dockyard Museum (268) 460-1379 English Harbour, 1.4 mi. Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
National Hero's Park -- 6.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda (268) 462-1469 Downtown St. John's, 8.2 mi. Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour

Historical Sites

Fort Berkeley

Do you like discovering the history of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites during your stay.

One popular destination is Fort Berkeley. It is located in southeastern Falmouth Harbour. This impressive fort at one time stood as the harbor's main protection from enemy navies. Built in 1704, the fort would eventually be armed with at leas twenty-five cannons that could reach about a mile and a half each, a clear deterrent to any approaching ships.

Another landmark worth visiting is Shirley Heights Fort. It is found 2.0 mi. Southeast of central Falmouth Harbour. Shirley Heights is one of the most popular attractions in Antigua. Once a military lookout, the property is now home to a restaurant and bar that is famous for hosting a party every Sunday night as well as a handful of historic relics.

Greencastle Hill Park: One of the highest hills in Antigua, Greencastle Hill has been a popular place for hikers, tourist, and locals for most of recorded history. With beautiful views of the surrounding area, it is not uncommon to find people here simply enjoying the scenery.

Check the following table for information concerning historic sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Falmouth Harbour
Name Phone Location
Fort Berkeley (268) 481-5028 English Harbour, 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Greencastle Hill Park -- 6.1 mi. Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour
Nelson's Ruins Northeast -- English Harbour, 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Nelson's Ruins Southeast -- English Harbour, 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Nelson's Ruins West -- English Harbour, 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Old Sugar Factory -- 6.2 mi. North of Central Falmouth Harbour
Old Sugar Mill Ruins -- Cassada Gardens, 7.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour
Shirley Heights Fort (268) 481-5021 2.0 mi. Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
St. John's Cathedral (268) 462-0820 Downtown St. John's, 8.2 mi. Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour
Sweets Windmill Ruins -- 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour

Luckily, you can find plenty of other types of attractions. To get more information about other attractions, check out this page.

 

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