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 are welcomed to take pictures of the house, though the more popular attraction is the gardens outside. The Government House Gardens have existed since at least the 1790's, and has been a feature of the house ever since.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Roseau if you plan on visiting Government House, since visitors to this part of Dominica will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There are a good bunch of hotels in the region surrounding Government House.

Hotels near Government House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fort Young Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.1 km) SW
La Flamboyant Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Garraway Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.0 km) W
Bon Mache Guest house -- --
Sutton Place Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.9 km) NW
Madinina Lodgings Guest house 0.3 mi. (0.8 km) NW
Narakiels Inn Guest house 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) NNW

Location and What's Nearby

Guests to Government House hoping also to spend some time outside should consider Botanical Beach, a nearby beach, and a place of particular interest for those looking to dig their toes in the sand.


Operating Hours

You might want to call the venue ahead of time to determine their operating hours.


Show up at Government House prepared to give over the total cost of admission, which your group can learn by phoning beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (441) 292-4954

Location: Roseau, Dominica


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