Grand Cayman Landmarks

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From military forts which once protected the island to museums which detail how agriculture impacted daily life, the history and culture of Grand Cayman is detailed in numerous sites around the island.  Georgetown is home to the largest majority of these attractions, and even if you don't stay in town, a quick trip for a say of sightseeing is recommended.  

Museums

Cayman Islands National Museum

Assuming you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. To obtain more information regarding each museum, you can click on the name.

National Trust Visitor Center is a museum on the outskirts of Grand Cayman. The Centre is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Another popular destination is National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It is Seven Mile Beach, in western Grand Cayman. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is a multi-media gallery, featuring a number of works in sculpture, paint, photography, and more. The goal of the gallery is to share Caymanian art with both locals and around the world, and often host traveling exhibits that bring their artwork to other countries.

Cayman Islands National Museum: 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.

The table below provides more details on the available museums on the island.

Museums On Grand Cayman
Name Phone Location
Cayman Islands National Museum (345) 949-8368 Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Motor Museum (345) 947-7741 West Bay
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (345) 945-8111 1.4 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
National Trust Visitor Center (345) 749-1121 0.9 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Georgetown

Historical Sites

Fort George

Do you like learning about the history of foreign countries? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites during your vacation.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort George. It is located 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit East End Lighthouse Park. It is found in eastern Grand Cayman. Accessible via a 37-step staircase just off a main road, the East End Lighthouse Park is home to the relative ruins East End Lighthouse, which watches over Grace Bay.

Dr. Roy's Ironshore: 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."

Look through the following table to find out more about sites of historical interest on Grand Cayman.

Historic Sites On Grand Cayman
Name Phone Location
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park -- Bodden Town, Southern part of Grand Cayman
Dr. Roy's Ironshore (345) 749-1135 0.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Georgetown
East End Lighthouse Park (345) 749-1121 0.6 mi. East of Central East End
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 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

Travelers can experience some other intriguing local attractions on Grand Cayman.

If you want to learn more about the beer-making process, you might enjoy a visit to 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 On Grand Cayman
Name Type Location Island
Cayman Islands Brewery Brewery 2.9 mi. East of Central Georgetown Grand Cayman

Needless to say, you'll find other attraction types available too. To read our page about other attractions, click this link.

 

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