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Old Governors House Museum

Old Governors House Museum
Old Governors House Museum
British Virgin Islands

Located on Waterfront Drive, just to the west of the main part of the British Virgin Islands capital, Road Town on Tortola, is the Old Governors House. The original structure dating back to 1899 was destroyed by the hurricane of 1924. In 1925-26, the present structure was built on the same site and was the home of Commissioners, Presidents, Administrators and Governors. Converted to a museum in 1987, after a refit of certain parts of the building the Old Governors House is now open to the public.

Tours are available Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 am. until 2:00 p.m. There is a charge of $3 per person to view the different rooms and archives that are preserved at the museum.

One of the many beautiful wall paintings in the Old Governors House - BVI
One of the many beautiful wall
paintings in the Old Governors House

On display are pictures and book signing's by Queen Elizabeth, as well as artifacts of seafaring days of the past, in the British Virgin Islands deep nautical history. There are beautiful wall paintings in several rooms, along with furniture of eras gone by.

Outside, the patio deck has a panoramic view of the beautiful Governors garden, laden with palm trees and various flowering plants. From the front steps of the museum is a great view overlooking Road Harbour. Two cannons from the original fort from which the Governors House was constructed near, greet you as you walk up the drive.

Cannons at the Old Governors House
Cannons at the Old Governors House
British Virgin Islands

The Old Governors House is a very nice place to visit to step back in time in the British Virgin Islands.

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