Pedro St James

sights / Architecture

Pedro St James information

Location
Bodden Town , Cayman Islands
Address
Pedro Rd, Savannah
Telephone
+1 345 947 3329
More information
www.pedrostjames.ky
Prices
adult/child US$10/free
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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An imposing waterfront Caribbean great house dating from 1780, ‘Pedro’s Castle’ has served over the years as everything from jail to courthouse to parliament before making the transition to museum. Touted as the Cayman ‘birthplace of democracy,’ it was here in 1831 that the decision was made in favor of a public vote for elected representatives. Just as momentously, this is where the Slavery Abolition Act was read in 1835. The grounds showcase native flora, and there’s a multimedia presentation evoking 18th-century Cayman. It’s 4km west of Bodden Town proper.