The Great House
Towering three stories and sporting stone walls 18 inches thick, the Great House at Pedro Point dwarfed the surrounding single-level “wattle-and-daub” dwellings that were its neighbors in 1780. It’s massive size was accentuated by sweeping verandahs, large shuttered windows, and slate imported from England to fashion the roof and floors.
The elaborate construction made this Great House the Caymanian equivalent of a European castle, and the term Pedro “Castle” is used by local residents to this day.
Great House Gallery
The thickly upholstered stadium-style seats provide every visitor with a clear view of the entire theatre. As you take your seat, a storm begins to brew around you and a storyteller gradually reveals the fascinating history of Pedro St. James and the Cayman Islands.
Instead of a passive, audio-visual experience, the 20-minute presentation at Pedro Theatre includes authentic artifacts and tools that permitted past generations to survive and thrive in an untamed land bordered by restless seas. Creative lighting, vapors, wind, and water are used to transport you into the lives of the early settlers.
Hourly from 10 a.m., every day of the week.
The final show of the day begins at 4 p.m.
(Please note: No food, drinks or filming are allowed in the theatre)
Explore our historic stamp room with rare examples of Caymanian stamps from the past.
A self-guided rum tour features some of Cayman Spirits original distilling equipment, light food offerings and, of course, some of Cayman Spirits’ signature refreshments.
Hurricane Ivan Memorial
The Hurricane Ivan Memorial uses text, images, and symbols to represent important aspects of the natural disaster that visited the Cayman Islands on the 12th of September, 2004.
Hurricane Ivan, a category 5 hurricane, struck the Cayman Islands and caused horrific devastation throughout the Islands and to Pedro St. James. The Great House, Theatre, Café, and vegetation were extensively damaged. The cost to repair Pedro St. James was estimated at CI$1.4 Million.
The restoration of this national historic site was completed in May 2006, when it was reopened for visitors.