About Pedro St. James
The Great House at Pedro St. James, also known as ‘Pedro Castle’, is the oldest known stone structure in the Cayman Islands. It was built using slave labour in 1780 as the great house for mariner and plantation owner William Eden.
Set over seven acres, the site encompasses a three-storey, early 18th-century home with its accompanying outbuildings, palm-lined walkways, a manicured great lawn and spectacular views of the sea. This is one of the most beautiful locations in Grand Cayman, where a 3D multi-sensory theatre and visitor’s centre helps place the site into historical perspective.
Perhaps best known as the “Birthplace of Democracy in the Cayman Islands”, the house was the venue for an 1831 meeting where the decision was made to form the first elected parliament. In 1835, the proclamation ending slavery in the British Empire was read from the steps of Pedro St. James. This national historic site plays a pivotal role in keeping the Caymanian culture and heritage alive. Also on site, you can find a playground, an old stamp collection room and gift shop.
The Outpost Bar and Grill offers drink specials at its Sea Sessions Happy Hour every Friday beginning at 5pm. Located in Savannah, Pedro St James is just a 20 minute drive from George Town and is open daily from 8.30am to 5pm (last movie showing at 4pm), except on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Resident rates are available at CI$5 for adults, guided tours are $10 with free entry for seniors 65+ and children five and under. There is no admission for Sea Sessions Happy Hour. A valid ID is required for resident rates.
Pedro St. James is an 18th century historic site in the Cayman Islands. Spanning seven acres of tropical landscaped gardens, with stunning panoramic ocean views, this is a picture-perfect wedding venue.
The three-story Great House, known also as ‘Pedro Castle’, is typical of a late 1700s plantation-style home in the Caribbean, and provides a fabulous backdrop for picturesque wedding photographs. The property can accommodate a variety of wedding celebrations, from intimate gatherings to large groups of 800 or more guests.
With a multisensory movie theatre, a variety of 18th Century artefacts, and a rich history to learn about, this experience truly is a “step back in time” that will stimulate any child’s imagination. Ask for the Nature & History Trail Hunt for children, or the history quiz, if you really want to test your little ones.
With a playground, lots of green space, activities and the Outpost Bar and Grill serving tasty bites, your children are guaranteed to have a fun time at Pedro St. James! It is also a great place to hold kids parties.
Pedro St. James also offers a High Tea Tour which includes a selection of teas, sandwiches and pastries.