St John's attractions

Market in St John's

Public Market

Forage for exotic local produce such as sorrel, black pineapple and sugar apple alongside more familiar bananas, limes, mangoes and eggplant at St John's vibrant market, which spills out into surrounding streets on …
Museum in St John's

Museum of Antigua & Barbuda

In the stately 1750 courthouse, this modest museum traces the history of Antigua from its geological origins to its political independence in 1981. The hodgepodge of objects includes Arawak pottery, models of sugar …
Fort in St John's

Fort James

Fort James, a small stronghold at the north side of St John’s Harbour, dates back to 1706, but most of what you see today was built in 1739. Still sporting a few of its 36 cannons, a powder magazine and wall remnant…
Monument in St John's

39ers Public Square

Created in 2016, this car-free square is dominated by a boat-shaped red-granite monument that honors Vere Cornwall Bird and the other men and women that formed Antigua and Barbuda's first trade union on January 16, …
Monument in St John's

Monument to Sir Vere Cornwall Bird

This colorful monument on a little triangular plaza near the public market honors the man who became independent Antigua and Barbuda's first prime minister in 1981 and is thus considered the 'father of the nation.'
Church in St John's

St John’s Cathedral

This twin-spired cathedral is St John’s most prominent landmark.What you see today is the third house of worship on the site. The original wooden one from 1681 was replaced by a brick version in 1720, which was leve…
Stadium in St John's

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

Antigua's cricket stadium was named for the nation's most famous player and built for the 2007 ICC World Cup. It can seat up to 10,000 spectators on seats painted in the colors of the country's flag. It was partly f…