1 | Barracoon Building
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.
This historical site is located in downtown Roseau, a short distance from the center of downtown Roseau.
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2 | Dominica Museum
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.
This museum is near the heart of downtown Roseau, and is a short distance from Barracoon Building.
Additional info is available here.
3 | Pebble's Park
Interested guests will find this park about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Dominica Museum.
4 | Jean Rhys House
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.
This historical site is situated a short distance from Pebble's Park, and is near the center of downtown Roseau.
Additional details are available here.
5 | The Methodist Church
This historical site is situated a short distance from Jean Rhys House, and is on the premises of The Methodist Church.
6 | St. George's Anglican Church
A fully restored Anglican church built some time in the 1800's, this is a popular destination for anyone who loves the old church architecture.
Found within St. George's Anglican Church, this historical site is a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from The Methodist Church.
7 | 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.
Situated toward the middle of downtown Roseau, this historical site is located a few hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from St. George's Anglican Church.
More details can be found here.
8 | Roseau Cathedral
While the current cathedral was built as recently as 1916, there has been a church on this site since 1730, with an additional one being built in 1830, the direct predecessor of the modern cathedral.
Make your way about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral to reach this historical site, which is situated on the same premises as Our Lady Of Fair Haven Cathedral.
More details here.
9 | The State House
Make your way about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven to get to this historical site, which is situated on Victoria Street.
10 | Government House
Built by the order of Governor Sir William Young in 1770, the building was completed not long after. Serving as the residence for British and French governors up until independence in 1978, the house then served as the residence of the President of Dominica.
Visitors can find this historical site toward the middle of downtown Roseau, less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from The State House.
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11 | Windsor Park
When you're coming from Government House, go a quarter mile (a half kilometer) north to reach this park.
12 | Newtown Savannah
Travel south for a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) from Windsor Park to get to this park.
13 | Government Cemetery
Newtown Savannah is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) south of this historical site.
14 | Anglican Cemetery
Found on the southern edge of Roseau, this historical site is a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Government Cemetery.
15 | The Botanical Gardens
The large gardens have been part of Dominica since the 1890's, and since than have been a popular spot to visit on any trip to the island. Since the garden's founding, it has grown to include different sections, as well as a bird sanctuary where you can go and look for the rare and colorful birds that have made this garden their home.
Visitors can find this botanical garden in the heart of Roseau, just 0.4 miles (0.7 km) north of Anglican Cemetery.
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16 | Parrot Sanctuary
Dominica's unique birds are prized inhabitants of the island, and at the Syndicate Parrot Reserve, they are given a safe home. When searching the island for a view of the beautiful parrots, this reserve is your best bet.
From The Botanical Gardens, go a short distance to the south to locate this nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.