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

Consider staying in downtown Roseau if you plan on visiting Government House, since those visiting this area of Dominica will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There is a reasonably good selection of hotels in the area 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

If you work up an appetite viewing this historic site, you're in luck, since you can find a plentiful supply of food and drink providers within traveling distance. The closest place to eat is Mousehole Snackette, a wonderful restaurant to enjoy a meal at before spending time at this historical site. Also close-by, you and your party will have options like Ancient Capital and Palisades Restaurant where you and your companions may try a bite of Caribbean food and experience the culture of Dominica.


Operating Hours

The daily schedule for this historical site is not readily available, meaning your group's best option is calling in advance to make certain the property is going to be open during the time you want to visit.


For price of admission, dial up Government House beforehand to determine if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (441) 292-4954

Location: Roseau, Dominica


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