Landmarks in Georgetown

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The beaches, shopping, and nightlife are for sure major draws for tourism in Georgetown, but this is a historical city that offers a lot to the cultured traveler.  From a history museum to a fort, and even a working rum brewery open for tours, there I much to be seen here. 


Cayman Islands National Museum

In case you like to explore other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To read detailed information about each museum, click on the name.

Many travelers choose to visit Cayman Islands National Museum. It is located in downtown Georgetown. This national museum has diverse collections and features exhibits on various topics, from a collection of Cayman artwork to a natural history collection full of fossils of sea critters.

An alternative landmark could be National Trust Visitor Center. It's a museum The Centre is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands: The permanent collection of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is housed on the second floor and features important pieces of Cayman artwork that has been growing since the inception of the National Gallery. Additionally, the gallery tries to host at least six rotating exhibits each year.

The following chart enables you to learn some key facts concerning some museums in and around Georgetown.

Museums In and Around Georgetown
Name Phone Location
Cayman Islands National Museum (345) 949-8368 Downtown Georgetown
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (345) 945-8111 1.9 mi. North of Central Georgetown
National Trust Visitor Center (345) 749-1121 0.9 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Georgetown

Historical Sites

Fort George

Do you enjoy learning about the history of the places you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions while vacationing in Georgetown.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fort George. It is found in downtown Georgetown. Visitors will find Fort George mostly in ruins, and a tour guide may tell tale of three canons that can no longer be traced, as well as four solid walls that were only about five feet tall each. At one time, local school children would play in the sandy grounds, and it did serve as a lookout point during World War II, but has otherwise seen no action throughout its history on the island.

An alternative landmark could be Dr. Roy's Ironshore. It's a historical site in the center of Georgetown. Once upon a time, Dr. Roy's House stood as an important landmark in the eyes of the people of the Cayman Islands -- but unfortunately it was torn down in order to build a financial center. Though many people are still distraught over the building's demise, its memory lives on across the street on an interpretative sign overlooking the "Ironshore."

Watler Cemetery: The Watler Cemetery was donated to the National Trust by the Watler family in 1991, and features grave stones that date back to the beginning of the 19th century -- though it is believe that relatives from as far back as the 17th century are buried on these grounds. What sets this cemetery apart from any other on the island is the grave markers themselves.

Look through the chart below to read more about historical sites in and around Georgetown.

Historic Sites In and Around Georgetown
Name Phone Location
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park -- Bodden Town, 7.0 mi. East of Central Georgetown
Dr. Roy's Ironshore (345) 749-1135 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
Fort George (345) 749-1121 Downtown Georgetown
Mission House (345) 749-1121 8.3 mi. East of Central Georgetown
Old Savannah Schoolhouse (345) 749-1121 Savannah, 5.2 mi. East of Central Georgetown
Pedro St. James National Historic Site (345) 947-3329 5.8 mi. East of Central Georgetown
Watler Cemetery (345) 749-1121 3.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Georgetown

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may discover some other worthwhile landmarks nearby.

If you want to learn more about the beer-making process, you might enjoy visiting Cayman Islands Brewery. Home to several different award winning brews, the Cayman Islands Brewery has been providing top notch alcoholic beverages to he people of the Cayman Islands since the facility first launched in 2007. Proud of their brewing style and manufacturing status, the Cayman Islands Brewery has opened its doors to the public for regular tours so that guests can see exactly why this spot produced the best products around.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Georgetown
Name Type Location Island
Cayman Islands Brewery Brewery Prospect Park, 2.9 mi. East of Central Georgetown Grand Cayman

Bear in mind that there are a nice selection of kinds attractions available. To reach our complete page about other attractions, check out this page.


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