Roseau Landmarks

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The most prominent feature of Roseau's landmark landscape are the numerous historic churches throughout.  Some are available for tours, others you can even sit in a service, but others are closed to the public and only serve as a site to see.  Otherwise, there is a museum, a cultural center, a few historic homes, and some government buildings which should not be overlooked. 

Museums

Dominica Museum

If you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Roseau. To see full details about each museum, click on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is located within northern Roseau. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

Another landmark worth visiting is Dominica Museum. It is located within downtown Roseau. 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 just below lists more details regarding some the museums you might enjoy in the area.

Museums In Roseau
Name Phone Location
Dominica Museum (767) 448-8923 Downtown Roseau
Old Mill Cultural Centre (767) 449-1804 Canefield, 2.0 mi. North of Central Roseau

Historical Sites

In case you like to learn about the historical roots of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions during your stay.

Attractions Map

Many travelers choose to visit St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral. It is located within downtown Roseau. 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.

Another popular destination is Barracoon Building. It is situated in downtown Roseau. 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.

Government House: 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.

Take some time to look through this table for more information on sites of historical interest in the area.

Historic Sites In Roseau
Name Phone Location
Anglican Cemetery -- 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau
Barracoon Building -- Downtown Roseau
Cathedral of Our Lady of Fair Haven -- Downtown Roseau
Government Cemetery -- 0.3 mi. East of Downtown Roseau
Government House (441) 292-4954 Downtown Roseau
Jean Rhys House -- Downtown Roseau
St. George's Anglican Church -- Downtown Roseau
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral -- Downtown Roseau
The Methodist Church -- Downtown Roseau
The State House -- Downtown Roseau

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers may explore some other worthwhile sites close to Roseau.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Rainforest Aerial Tram. It is situated in Laudat, 4.0 mi. Northeast of central Roseau. When in operation, the tram is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Roseau
Name Type Location Island
Rainforest Aerial Tram Cable Car Laudat, 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau Dominica

If you are looking for a wider range of points of interest beyond this category, you should expand your planning horizon. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, navigate to this page.

 

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