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Formerly a booming port for the country’s sugar industry, Castries today is still chalked full of historical significance. Previously named the village of the Carenage, this city was once the site of many historic battles including the Canadian ocean liner RMS Lady Nelson in March of 1942. And although, previously a British colony for two centuries, Castries still has remnants of French influence in the culture, street names and architecture. This city has an untarnished history that can be seen everywhere. Check it out on your next visit.
This beautiful national park is also a historical gem. Having a plethora of cultural and historical monuments, museums and the military ruins of Fort Rodney, this park has a rich heritage just waiting for you. Check it out today. Open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Admission $1 USD for children 5 to 12 and $7 USD for adults.
Chronicling the history of St. Lucia’s government, this museum tells this story with several historic artifacts and documents. These exhibits have a strong focus on the Government House and the Governor General, and how those in the role managed the island’s affairs since 1627. Those who love history, cannot miss this opportunity.
This building’s heritage can be seen from the ornate brickwork to the worship. The oldest Roman Catholic Church in the island, with the original artwork from the floor to the ceiling, including the substantial painting of scene from the Bible, done by local artist Dunstan St. Omer. Try this out on your next trip.
This sugar and rum plantation turned bed and breakfast, mixes remnants of the past into the beautiful architecture. With the remains of a sugar mill and St. Lucia’s oldest coconut tree, you can step back into the past on your stay here. Don’t forget the Amerindian artefacts and petroglyphs (rock carvings) surrounding the estate. A piece of the island’s early history is worth seeing. Book your stay by calling +1(758) 455-1244 or +1(758) 285-6628
Visit St. Lucia’s of father Independence. Standing in Constitution Park since 2014, this bronze statue of shows Sir John with his right hand above, holding the country’s new constitution which was gained in February 1979. This political leader also played major role as the founder of the National Labour Movement and was an avid supporter of pan-Caribbean cooperation. Come visit the man that helped to make St. Lucia so great!