Tour 3 of Tortola's museums, delving deep into the history and culture of the British Virgin Islands. This insightful, 3-hour tour includes the Old Government House, the Virgin Islands Folk Museum, and the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum.
What to Expect
Discover the history and culture of the British Virgin Islands by touring 3 of Road Town's museums.
The first stop is at the Old Government House, so called because it once served as the residence of the Islands' former governors. A well-known national landmark, it has recently been refurbished into a public museum and exhibits a range of items illustrating life on the colonial archipelago, including period furniture and books signed by Queen Elizabeth II. The tour will be led by the museum coordinator, who'll teach you about the lifestyles and policies of the islands' different governors.
The Virgin Islands Folk Museum details life amongst the islands' earliest settlers, the Arawaks, who were later displaced by the Caribs. Located in the heart of the capital, it boasts pottery, stools, and other artifacts from both tribes. The third and final museum is the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. Built by the McClevery slaves, it produced sugar right up until the 1940's and offers a fascinating insight into colonial life and slave labor.
Meet at the cruise-ship pier, airport, or any other requested location on the island
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