Take a break from sunning in the sand to head into Georgetown for some sightseeing. Cultural landmarks are popular here, and visitors will be able to spend hours traveling from one spot to the next learning about how life was on the island of Grand Cayman hundreds of years ago and what matters to the people who still live here today.
In case you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Seven Mile Beach. To see full details about each museum, click on the name.
A landmark worth visiting is National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It is located in southern Seven Mile Beach. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is a multi-media gallery, featuring a number of works in sculpture, paint, photography, and more. The goal of the gallery is to share Caymanian art with both locals and around the world, and often host traveling exhibits that bring their artwork to other countries.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is found within downtown Georgetown, 2.8 mi. South of central Seven Mile Beach. This national museum has diverse collections and features exhibits on various topics, from a collection of Cayman artwork to a natural history collection full of fossils of sea critters.
National Trust Visitor Center: The Centre is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The table below provides more details concerning a few available museums in and around Seven Mile Beach.
|Cayman Islands National Museum||(345) 949-8368||Downtown Georgetown, 2.8 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach|
|National Gallery of the Cayman Islands||(345) 945-8111||1.4 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown|
|National Trust Visitor Center||(345) 749-1121||Georgetown, 3.6 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach|
If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites during your stay.
One popular destination is Fort George. It is located in downtown Georgetown, 2.6 mi. South of central Seven Mile Beach. Although landlocked and mostly in ruins, Fort George stands as an important historical landmark that tells the tale of a Cayman Islands once protected from this very spot by the local militia. The fort was built by locals using limestone and coral, though nobody can be sure exactly when, and after many years of little to no use, it was handed over to the National Trust.
Another option is Dr. Roy's Ironshore. It's a historical site within reach of Seven Mile Beach. Once upon a time, Dr. Roy's House stood as an important landmark in the eyes of the people of the Cayman Islands -- but unfortunately it was torn down in order to build a financial center. Though many people are still distraught over the building's demise, its memory lives on across the street on an interpretative sign overlooking the "Ironshore."
Watler Cemetery: Historically, it has been the fad that prominent families in the Cayman Islands stake their claim on a piece of land (often close to the shore where it is easier to dig) as the family burial ground. One such parcel of land, the Watler Cemetery, is a spot where visitors can view grave stones dating back to the 19th century.
Take a minute to read the chart below to see historical sites nearby.
|Bodden Town Guardhouse Park||--||Bodden Town, 8.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach|
|Dr. Roy's Ironshore||(345) 749-1135||Georgetown, 3.2 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach|
|Fort George||(345) 749-1121||Downtown Georgetown, 2.6 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach|
|Mission House||(345) 749-1121||9.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach|
|Old Savannah Schoolhouse||(345) 749-1121||Savannah, 6.7 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach|
|Pedro St. James National Historic Site||(345) 947-3329||7.4 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach|
|Watler Cemetery||(345) 749-1121||5.1 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach|
Travelers will explore some other interesting local attractions nearby.
If you want to observe the beer-making process, you might want to visit Cayman Islands Brewery. Home to several different award winning brews, the Cayman Islands Brewery has been providing top notch alcoholic beverages to he people of the Cayman Islands since the facility first launched in 2007. Proud of their brewing style and manufacturing status, the Cayman Islands Brewery has opened its doors to the public for regular tours so that guests can see exactly why this spot produced the best products around.
|Cayman Islands Brewery||Brewery||Prospect Park, 4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach||Grand Cayman|
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