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 explore other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Mahaut. To read full details concerning each museum, click on the name.

Many travelers choose to visit Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is located in Canefield, 2.3 mi. South of central Mahaut. The Old Mill Cultural Center is a community level civic center, where groups and individuals can perform and exhibit their ideas, products, and works of art. The regular flow of exhibits will give any visitors a unique insight into the cultural heritage of the island, both modern and historical.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Dominica Museum. It is located in downtown Roseau, 4.8 mi. South of central Mahaut. Overlooking the Old Market, the Dominica Museum is a small museum that showcases the history of Dominica, from the geological aspects all the way to present day social history.

The chart below provides more information about some 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

Do you enjoy discovering the history of places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions during your time in Mahaut.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Jean Rhys House. It is located 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 found 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.

View this table to read more about sites of historical interest 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 explore some other intriguing places worth visiting nearby.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Rainforest Aerial Tram. It is situated in Laudat, 4.7 mi. East-Southeast of central Mahaut. When they ride the tram, guests are transported eight at a time in a hanging gondola that is 70 feet above ground on a tour that lasts 70 minutes. During this time, guests will be able to observe the diversity of local flora and fauna.

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

Bear in mind, Mahaut is home to additional attraction types. To read more about other attractions for Mahaut, go to this page.

 

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