Jolly Harbour Landmarks

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There is much to recommend to tourists who are planning a visit to Jolly Harbour, from sailing to golf, and a buzzing nightlife scene as well.  However, those interested in mixing a bit of culture into their getaway will want to expand their horizons to just outside of this resort development.  If you're willing to drive just a few short miles, several museums, military structures, and historic ruins are some of the closest and most interesting local attractions.

Museums

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Assuming you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. Just click on each place's name for additional information.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It is located within downtown St. John's, 4.8 mi. Northeast of central Jolly Harbour. 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.

The chart just below summarizes a few details regarding some available museums nearby.

Museums Near Jolly Harbour
Name Phone Location
National Hero's Park -- 5.8 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda (268) 462-1469 Downtown St. John's, 4.8 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour

Historical Sites

Fort James

Enjoy learning about the history of foreign countries? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing in Jolly Harbour.

Many travelers choose to visit Greencastle Hill Park. It is located 2.5 mi. East of central Jolly Harbour. 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.

Attractions Map

Another popular destination is Fort Barrington. It is situated in Five Islands, 4.3 mi. North of central Jolly Harbour. Built in 1796, the British hoped that this fort would help protect the island from the French and other enemies, which it successfully did. Visitors to the site will be able to explore the old rooms and take in the breathtaking views from the position.

Fort James: 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.

Take a moment to look through the table just below for more information on historical sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Jolly Harbour
Name Phone Location
Fort Barrington -- 4.3 mi. North of Central Jolly Harbour
Fort James -- 4.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour
Greencastle Hill Park -- 2.5 mi. East of Central Jolly Harbour
Old Sugar Factory -- 6.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour
Old Sugar Mill Ruins -- Cassada Gardens, 6.4 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour
St. John's Cathedral (268) 462-0820 Downtown St. John's, 4.9 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour
Sweets Windmill Ruins -- 5.0 mi. East of Central Jolly Harbour

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will explore some other worthwhile places worth visiting nearby.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Jolly Harbour
Name Type Location Island
Stanford Cricket Ground Attraction 8.0 mi. Northeast of Central Jolly Harbour Antigua

Bear in mind, Jolly Harbour has additional attraction types. Visit this article regarding even more attractions if you'd like to find out additional specifics.

 

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