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Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate

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Address: Nevis
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The Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate, which was once a...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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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 sugar trade, plus of course past slavery. Good views also from the site.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 landscaped site, that is very conducive to picnicking and casually browsing through the fixtures. I... More 

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AUSTIN
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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.......

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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.

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Kansas
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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 descendants, who live in Dominica and came there to construct them properly. I agree with... More 

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

We have been to this open air museum in the afternoon and were disappointed to realize that it was about to close. However, we were invited to come again in the morning preferably, and we were happy that we did.The tour was led by Pat who made a lively presentation of the evolution of housing on the island since the... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

My wife and I recently tried to visit on a Wednesday afternoon, during the slow season. We saw on the internet that it closed at 4:00, & we saw on a sign at the location that it closed at 3:30. We got there at 15 minutes to 3, but the gate was closed. We and two other cars had to... More 

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