What To Expect
For those who want to truly explore Grenada's historical riches, our journey begins with a visit to two of the island's most important fortresses: the magnificent and iconic sites of Fort George and Fort Frederick.
The former is located right at the heart of the capital, standing majestically in a privileged panoramic position atop a volcanic spine at a staggering height of 175 feet above the city's harbor. Built between 1705 and 1710, this old fort stood for centuries as St. George's silent guardian, receiving famous visits like the one of America's first well known naval hero John Paul Jones in 1770. The fort also figured during the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Grenadian Revolution and the US Caribbean Intervention of 1983. Appreciate the fort's original 18th century architecture as one of the finest remaining examples in the world of a Vauban-style masonry fortress.
Our second fortress offers some of the best views of the town as it overlooks the harbor, the Caribbean Sea and the azure ocean. Built by the French in 1779, this imposing force avoided a failed attempted bombing by US forces during their invasion of the island in October 25, 1983. The monumental fort was thus preserved, keeping the spectacular views admired from this point and overlooking the south-western portion of the island.
Get a more in-depth knowledge of the island's history as we continue our trip with a visit to the Grenada National Museum. The building was used in the past as the island's first hotel after also being house to French barracks and a former prison back in 1704. The museum displays a great variety of several historical items and many other priceless items including Carib and Arawak artifacts from the first Amerindian settlements in the island. Other items on exhibition include old sugar processing machines and equipment, whaling industry items and a unique invaluable piece: Josephine Bonaparte's marble bath. As this learning experience draws to an
end we later drive past the Parliament House to take in the beautiful architecture of the surrounding 18th century churches.
For the perfect touch to the day's adventure we top it off with a fabulous tour of the Westerhall Rum Distillery in order to learn more about the island's rum production. Located within the Westerhall Estate, we find this outstanding and legendary distillery that still retains vestiges of the old artifacts and ancient rudimentary equipment that form part of the refinery process. Before you leave, don't forget to grab the opportunity to sample some of the finest delicious aged rum brewed here!
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Spanish and German speaking tours can be arranged on request and at an additional charge depending on the number of participants.
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