Landmarks in Roseau

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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

Assuming you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Roseau. To obtain more information concerning each museum, click on the name.

One popular destination is Old Mill Cultural Centre. It is found within northern Roseau. The Old Mill Cultural Center is a community level civic center, where groups and individuals can perform and exhibit their ideas, products, and works of art. The regular flow of exhibits will give any visitors a unique insight into the cultural heritage of the island, both modern and historical.

Another common landmark for vacationers 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 table just below provides a few details concerning some museums in Roseau.

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 explore the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit some of these historical sites during your time in Roseau.

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 located 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: 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.

Glance through the chart below for a listing of historic sites 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 can experience some other interesting places worth visiting in and near the area.

Many travelers choose to visit Rainforest Aerial Tram. It is situated in Laudat, 4.0 mi. Northeast of central Roseau. When they ride the tram, guests are transported eight at a time in a hanging gondola that is 70 feet above ground on a tour that lasts 70 minutes. During this time, guests will be able to observe the diversity of local flora and fauna.

The chart below lists a few details regarding other kinds of sites of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Roseau
Name Type Location
Bayfront Scenic Trail Downtown Roseau
Rainforest Aerial Tram Cable Car Laudat, 4.0 mi. Northeast of Central Roseau

Bear in mind, Roseau includes other attractions. To see our detailed page about other attractions, read this page.

 

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