Nelson's Dockyard National Park
English Harbour has the richest collection of historic sites in Antigua including restored buildings, hilltop forts and museums English Harbour is a sheltered natural harbor with waters deep enough for ocean-going vessels. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was the British naval base servicing the West Indies. Today it is a busy yacht marina.
Nelson's Dockyard is an 18th C British naval dockyard named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, with completely restored Georgian architecture. The site is now a national park. There is a busy marketplace near the water. Its old stone warehouses contain hotels, restaurants, galleries and a museum.This is one of the Antigua's main attractions.
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Admiral's House Museum
The Admiral's House Museum contains artifacts, such as maps, weapons, coins, and nautical implements relating to British Naval Admiral Horatio Nelson. An on site gift shop has a variety of goods for sale.
The Dockyard Museum exhibits the history of the site from the 17th C to the present. On display are model ships, dockyard artifacts, tools, naval instruments and Admiral Nelson memorabilia.
The Admiral's Inn is located at Nelson's Dockyard on English Harbour. The building was constructed in 1788 and is today a quaint inn with only nine guest rooms in the main structure. The inn also has dining facilities and evening entertainment.
This 18th C house was originally built for Prince William Henry, who became King William IV. Although it is now the country residence of the governor-general, it is open to the public for tours.
Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre
The Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre offers a multimedia display of Antigua's history, from prehistory to the present day. There is also an exhibit of 18th C artifacts. The grounds contain the ruins of a house built in the 1780s.
Falmouth, Antigua and Barbuda
Surrounded by many abandoned sugar mills, the small village of Falmouth is protected in a large horseshoe-shaped bay. The east side of the harbor contains restaurants and is within easy walking distance of Nelson's Dockyard.
Today only ruins, Fort Berkeley protected the entrance to English Harbour. Located on the west entrance to the harbour visitors can walk out here to see what remains and also enjoy the views.