Landmarks in Mahaut

Although Mahaut is busy with residents and tourists, the town itself is not known for any important monuments, museums, or landmarks.  The only culture to soak up here is the day-to-day experiences of life.  If you enjoy the learning aspect that comes with strolling through a museum or learning about what is important to the island's history, a quick trip to Roseau will provide you with a wealth of opportunities. 

Museums

Dominica Museum

Assuming you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To obtain complete information concerning each museum, click on the name.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is found within Canefield, 2.3 mi. South of central Mahaut. While the island and people of Dominica have grown and changed over the decades, at the Old Mill Cultural Center, they remember and preserve that culture, teaching it to their children and to the visitors who show interest. Come see this surviving modern culture of the past, including art works and performances.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Dominica Museum. It is located within downtown Roseau, 4.8 mi. South of central Mahaut. The Dominica Museum takes visitors through time with each exhibit. The tour begins with the formation of the island, moves on to the first inhabitants, and continues on through recent years.

The chart just below enables you to get more details concerning a few the museums you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Mahaut
Name Phone Location
Dominica Museum (767) 448-8923 Downtown Roseau, 4.8 mi. South of Central Mahaut
Old Mill Cultural Centre (767) 449-1804 2.3 mi. South of Central Mahaut

Historical Sites

In case you like to experience the historical roots of foreign countries, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Mahaut.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Jean Rhys House. It is found in downtown Roseau, 4.6 mi. South of central Mahaut. One of Dominica's most famous people, Jean Rhys, was a writer whose works became famous on the island and throughout the British Empire. She grew up in a house on Independence and Cork Street, which was described frequently in her short stories as well as her autobiography.

Another landmark worth visiting is Barracoon Building. It is located in downtown Roseau, 4.6 mi. South of central Mahaut. This colorful and cheerful looking building has a dark history as a center of slavery on Dominica. The Barracoon Building was built as slave barracks.

St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral: Built in the 1700s, this cathedral partially marks the end of Anglican suppression of Catholicism as well as the spread of the Catholic Church in the British colonies. While the building stands in near ruins, mass is held here on occasion, and visitors are welcome to join in during their trip.

Take a look at the following table for information concerning historical sites near Mahaut.

Historic Sites Near Mahaut
Name Phone Location
Barracoon Building -- Downtown Roseau, 4.6 mi. South of Central Mahaut
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven -- Downtown Roseau, 4.7 mi. South of Central Mahaut
Government House (441) 292-4954 Downtown Roseau, 4.8 mi. South of Central Mahaut
Jean Rhys House -- Downtown Roseau, 4.6 mi. South of Central Mahaut
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral -- Downtown Roseau, 4.7 mi. South of Central Mahaut
The Methodist Church -- Downtown Roseau, 4.7 mi. South of Central Mahaut
The State House -- Downtown Roseau, 4.8 mi. South of Central Mahaut

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may experience some other worthwhile attractions nearby.

Many travelers choose to visit Rainforest Aerial Tram. It is located in Laudat, 4.7 mi. East-Southeast of central Mahaut. When in operation, the tram is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The following chart provides a few details regarding other kinds of places of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Mahaut
Name Type Location
Bayfront Scenic Trail Downtown Roseau, 4.8 mi. South of Central Mahaut
Rainforest Aerial Tram Cable Car Laudat, 4.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Mahaut

If you are seeking a wider variety of points of interest beyond this category, you can cast a wider net. To reach our complete guide to other attractions, use this link.

 

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