Roseau Public Library


This handsome 1906 stone building was funded by US philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and was Dominica's best public library until Maria ripped off its roof in 2017. It has since been closed, with its surviving collection moved elsewhere.

The massive white mansion with the expansive lawn across the street is the State House, used by the government for official receptions. Parliament meets in the adjacent Assembly Building.

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Nearby Roseau attractions

1. St George’s Anglican Church

0.06 MILES

This gray stone church was originally built in the 1820s, but has been reconstructed several times over its 200-year history. It was almost totally…

2. Old Market

0.15 MILES

This cobblestone plaza has been the center of action in Roseau for more than 300 years. It’s been the site of political meetings, farmers markets and,…

3. Dominica Museum

0.15 MILES

This small but interesting museum above the tourist office right near the cruise-ship pier provides an overview of the history of Dominica and its people…

4. Roseau Cathedral

0.16 MILES

Gothic meets Caribbean at this landmark cathedral which evolved from a simple wooden hut to the majestic 1916 volcanic-stone pile you see today. The upper…

5. Botanic Gardens


Tucked beneath Morne Bruce hill, Roseau's 40-acre botanic gardens are effectively a giant park to the north of town, which – despite terrible damage…

6. Morne Bruce


Dominica’s president is among the residents of this rather exclusive hillside enclave above the Botanic Gardens. The main reason to venture up here is for…

7. Old Mill Cultural Center

2.68 MILES

A short drive north of Roseau, near Canefield Airport, this old sugar mill used to produce sugar, rum and molasses, and now has taken on new life as a…

8. Trafalgar Falls

4.08 MILES

Just beyond the visitor center here you'll find a viewing platform with full-on views of the two side-by-side falls: the 125ft 'Father' fall and 75ft …