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Mission House

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The Mission House Historic Site is owned and managed by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. The House was the original home utilized by early missionaries, teachers and by one of the oldest local families - the Watler’s. The original home...more
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#63 Gun Square, Bodden Town KY1-1205, Grand Cayman
+1 345-945-3769
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

a small party, we were warmly welcomed, and brought through in short time. The history/context of the house being built were minimized, more recent inhabitants emphasized. The furnishings, and construction (new) were lovingly realized. Some interesting details of people associated with the House livened things,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

If you want to travel back in time visit the Mission house. With an included audio tour you will understand what life was like in another time not too long ago. Coming from Kerala, India I could see a lot of similarities in the way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was a nice place to walk to from our condo and there was even a boardwalk over the water for bird watching nearby. Interesting history.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Rhonda C, Manager at Mission House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Dear 1Wisetraveller, Thank you for visiting the Mission House Historic Site and sharing about your experience. We love sharing the history and stories of the families that occupied this house and their impact on the community. When your travels bring you back to the Cayman...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Incredibly interesting and lovingly restored house and grounds. The audio tour was well done and full of facts plus plenty of informative posters and photos around the house. Visits by appointment only, they were super quick to respond via email and so friendly and welcoming....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

While we were not sure what to expect on this tour, we were not disappointed in the end. After spending over 2 hours with Denise, our group gained an insight into the local Caymanian people and culture which came from a direct descendant of one...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

When we turned into the narrow street, between the two upended cannons, we thought that the directions were a mistake. Yet there was the National Trust's Mission House--closed ! We hadn't called 345 749 1123 to check their hours. We decided to roam around anyway,...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

If you are a history buff, then Denise Bodden's tour of Mission House is a must. She is a great grandchild of one of the founding families and her pride in her heritage is very evident. She does an excellent job giving you insight into...More

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Our tour of the Mission House was so interesting and gave us a clear understanding of the close relationship between the various religions and the history of the island. It is a remarkable story of the house, those who built it and those who lived...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This was a great way to learn about the history of Cayman! A real hidden gem! We really enjoyed the tour by the founding family's great grandchild and it gave us a greater appreciation for Cayman culture. We took a road trip around the island...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

My family toured the Mission House on a Thursday in early June. We all enjoyed the tour, the knowledgeable guide and her mother. I like historical sites and tours and learning more about where we vacation, but everyone in the family (myself, my husband, and...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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