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.
With a multi-sensory 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 and 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 Thatch & Barrel restaurant serving tasty bites, your children are guaranteed to have a fun time at Pedro St. James
Thatch & Barrel Restaurant
Thatch and Barrel restaurant offers drink specials at its Sea Sessions Happy Hour every Friday beginning at 5pm.
The menu offers a fusion of locally sourced ingredients, international fare and inspired cocktails alongside views of the ocean, cliffs and coves.
Opening Hours & Prices
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.
Events & Kids Parties
Pedro St. James offers a unique combination of stunning scenery, equipment rental and custom catering to suit all your event needs. Their beautiful grounds have the capacity to accommodate parties for all occasions; from baby showers to kids’ birthday parties, to proms and graduation ceremonies, to wedding celebrations or corporate events and concerts.
Children's Parties: With a multi-sensory movie theatre, an 18th century Great House, a gazebo and playground, nature and history trails; your children will have lots of green space to run around and are guaranteed a fun event.
Baby Showers: The Courtyard, Gazebo or Side Lawn with stunning ocean views is the perfect spot for your baby shower. The Thatch & Barrel Restaurant will work with your unique ideas and cater to your food, beverage and event service needs.
- Seven acres of lush landscape
- Local rum tasting and catering options
- Custom party activities
- Ocean views
- Electricity and on-site security
- Use of restrooms and ample parking
- Luxury backdrop for photography
Show the Cayman Parent print ad to the Pedro Admin office and get $220 off your next children’s party! Includes 3D movie and tour, access to playground facility, lawn games and rental equipment (up to 45 people).