Mahaut Landmarks

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

In case you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Mahaut. Click on the each name for full details.

A common landmark for vacationers is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is found in 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit Dominica Museum. It is located in 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 table directly below enables you to get some details concerning some available museums 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 explore the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a few of these historical sites while vacationing in Mahaut.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Jean Rhys House. It is found within 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 popular destination is Barracoon Building. It is located within 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.

Check out the chart below to read more about historic 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

Travelers may experience some other interesting sites to visit nearby.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is 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.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Mahaut
Name Type Location Island
Rainforest Aerial Tram Cable Car Laudat, 4.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Mahaut Dominica

If you would prefer having a wider range of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you should consider other locations. Make your way to this page about even more attractions if you're interested in learning additional facts.

 

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