Old Gaol House
St Peter’s Church
Built in 1725 of red brick, this church is handsome within, despite its faux brick facade of cement. Note the floor paved with original...
Old Naval Hospital
Behind the old garrison wall off New St stands the dilapidated two-story Old Naval Hospital, built by Bowling Ironworks in Bradford, UK,...
Rhonda ‘Molly’ Wade
This is a funky watering hole drawing locals who wash in and out, overindulge in white rum, munch on fried fish and pick fights. It has...
This informal restaurant fills daily with locals who drive here from miles around. Get here early, particularly on Friday night and...
Gaol Alley · interesting places nearby
Old Gaol House information
The only fully restored historical structure in town is the sturdy Old Gaol House, made of cut stone on Gaol Alley. It predates the 1692 earthquake, when it served as a women’s jail, and has since survived a host of disasters, including 14 hurricanes and two major fires.