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

Those wishing to visit Government House may choose to book their trip in downtown Roseau, as those staying in this area of Dominica will have easy site access for the duration of their trip. There is a reasonably varied selection of lodgings around the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site.

Hotels near Government House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fort Young Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.1 km) SW
La Flamboyant Hotel 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

A close-by beach that does attract a few historic site patrons, is Botanical Beach.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the historic site aren't readily available, meaning that your party's smartest chance at success is phoning beforehand to make certain the site is open for business when you and your group have decided to make an appearance.


To find out how much the museum charges, call Government House before your visit to find out how much, or if they charge.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (441) 292-4954

Location: Roseau, Dominica


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