Landmarks in Falmouth Harbour

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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

In case you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Falmouth Harbour. To learn full details concerning each museum, click on the name.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Dockyard Museum. It is situated at 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

A second choice 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 chart right below lists some details concerning museums you might enjoy 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 enjoy learning some of the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites while on vacation in Falmouth Harbour.

A landmark worth visiting is Fort Berkeley. It is found within 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 common landmark for vacationers is Shirley Heights Fort. It is located 2.0 mi. Southeast of central Falmouth Harbour. Shirley Heights is open daily from sun up to sun down and beyond.

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.

Take a look at the following chart for more information about historic sites in and around Falmouth Harbour.

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

Bear in mind that Falmouth Harbour has other attraction types. You can read this article about even more attractions if you want to find additional details.

 

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