Plantation / Historical Tour of Nevis

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History of Nevis

First stop will be the Alexander Hamilton Museum the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton in 1757. Hamilton lived on the island until the age of nine. Later in his life he helped draft the U.S. Constitution and was the first secretary of the Treasury. He was an outspoken advocate of the emancipation of slavery. The building today, known as Hamilton House, houses one of the island’s two museums on the first floor. The second floor is the meeting room for the Nevis House of Assembly.

Next Stop! The Montpelier Plantation where British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson wed Nevisian beauty Francis Nisbet. Also home to 18century sugar mill which is currently used as a restaurant.

After exploring this great plantation guest will travel to the nearby Hermitage Plantation Inn, the oldest wooden building in the Caribbean. It dates to around 1670 tobacco, ginger and nutmeg were the original crops of the plantation and later sugar became the sole crop. In 1971 the Lupinacci family of Philadelphia bought the land and a jungle-claimed ruin. They planned to tear the old ruin down, but a local carpenter told them that the framing was made of Lignum Vitae, one of the hardest of woods and that the house was recoverable. Over the next few years the property was cleared and the Great house restored. The family moved to Nevis in 1983 and Hermitage began to evolve into an inn.

The last stop on this drive through time will be at the Golden Rock Plantation Inn. Once a working sugar estate dating back to 1801, filled with over 200 years of history. In recent times this wonderful and unique property has been lovingly restored through the watchful eyes of New York artists Helen and Brice Marden and today it provides an absolute haven of tranquility in the most wonderful setting. Set on 100 acres stretching up the slopes of Nevis Peak, this boutique property is surrounded by lush tropical gardens which have been designed by the aptly named American landscape architect Ramond Jungles, with guidance from the Bridens. A lovely place to go for memorable pictures.

Please bring appropriate footwear.