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“Impressive View” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre

Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre
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Owner description: Multimedia exhibitions on the island's history, from the American Indian inhabitants to British colonialism to today.
Baltimore, Maryland
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324 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Impressive View”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Not a lot to see, a small museum and fort ruins. The view is impressive.

Visited April 2012
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Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great day!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

This was our first stop on the tour with Gordon. It costs $8/person for entrance and you see a short interactive "play" explaining the history of the island. It was then outside for some amazing shots of the scenery and views. We also visited the block house and Shirley's heights.
Overall we had a very nice day visiting Antigua and learning about the history of the island and the people.

Visited March 2012
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West Indies
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“Part of the Nelson's Dockyard Historic Area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Has the ruins of a fort used by the British to guard the island. Good views of the English harbour. The fees for a visit to Dow 's hill / Shirley Heights (they are a short drive away from the Nelson's Dockyard) are covered with the entry fee to the Nelson's Dockyard, so it would be advisable to do them them together.

Visited August 2011
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“Goog overview”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Good show giving the essential information on the history and the people of the island. Good subsidiary exhibitions etc.

Visited December 2011
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Germany
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“The Interpretation Centre and the view, both worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I too think that the I.C. is worth the 15 minutes for the commentated short history of the island. Totally NOT like a school presentation. Within a few short minutes it tries to give a balanced view of the history - and some is not very pleasant (i.e. slavery). To their credit the presentation does not dwell on the unpleasant - how easy it would have been to do that! The view from Shirely Heights down to English Harbour and Nelson Dockyards is breathtaking. The grounds are well kept and it's a pleasure to walk around.

Visited December 2011
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