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Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate

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Nevis history well told

The local spokeswoman Pat gave us a brilliant talk on island life before we headed out to explore... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Tony B
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Ontario, Canada
Worth a stop

interesting site showing the history of housing on the island from slave huts to more modern... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Buzzfan
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Atlanta, Georgia
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The Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate, which was once a bustling sugar plantation and cotton ginning station is situated on the eastern side of the island, the village is nestled amid the lush evergreen vegetation on the lower slopes of the commanding Nevis Peak, a dormant volcano that makes a perfect backdrop. This Heritage Village largely depicts the evolution of Nevisian social history through housing. The houses, dating from the Carib Indian era, are replicas and are furnished with antiques and relics of their relevant periods. This includes the blacksmith’s shop, rum shop, and the shoe-maker’s shop, along with the dwelling houses and gardens.
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The local spokeswoman Pat gave us a brilliant talk on island life before we headed out to explore the grounds. There are many small buildings to check out, some numbered. One can manage to know from Pat's discriptions what was what. It would be nice...More

Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

interesting site showing the history of housing on the island from slave huts to more modern housing. This is overlaid over the ruins of a sugar mill plantation with gorgeous views of the seas with the islands of Rodonda and Montserrat in the distance. The...More

Thank Buzzfan
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Nevis has an long and interesting history and the person who gave us a pre-tour commentary was very informative. This village is a work in progress and though the people involved are very committed, it needs and infusion of money - hopefully from the government...More

Thank Judith H
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Basically this open air Museum on the grounds of a sugar cane factory depicting the lives the slave workers endured and their ingenuity is creating a better life for themselves. The lady at the desk gave a passionate description. I recommend this is a place...More

Thank Thor13
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Village gives an overview of the 'housing' of Nevis hence it shows an insight into the different eras of Nevisan history. The site is open and so is nice to walk around with good views of the rest of the island.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Spent about an hour here during an island tour. Our guide, Patricia, spoke about the place in both a knowing and caring tone and had a real feeling for the place. Basically a history of Nevis 'housing' if that is the right word and the...More

Thank billje2014
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Heritage Village is fairly large and has a good collection of wooden traditional west Indian homes and furnishings as well as some block buildings left from former estate houses. There is even a stone oven for baking bread. The display is on a beautifully...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Love the property. Nice place to walk around and pick mangos. The condos look awesome. Next time I will book a room.......

Thank LESA J
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

A beautiful, but somewhat sad, place, where our guide spoke very movingly about the slave trade and post-slavery poverty on the island. Not well sign-posted on the main road, well worth tracking down.

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

The museum is several acres showing the evolution of Nevisian life from the Carib indians until the end of the plantation era. There are many buildings in an attractive setting. We especially enjoyed seeing the Carib houses recently built by some of the last remaining...More

1  Thank TanyaP
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