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Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Knowledgeable staff, good views and informative presentation

Included in the price you pay to visit Shirley Heights and a must visit! Great history of the... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Great views

As part of our island tour we had a quick stop here for pictures and to enjoy the view of Nelsons... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
James S
Reno, Nevada
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Multimedia exhibitions on the island's history, from the American Indian inhabitants to British colonialism to today.
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English Harbour, Antigua
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fort that has been converted to an interpretation center. It was interesting to a point, but there wasn't a lot to see. The interpretation center normally shows a 15 minute video about the history of the fort and surrounding area. Unfortunately for...More

Thank jim954
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We were there on a Sunday just before lunch in August and it was closed. While I understand that it is a quiet time in the region and it might not worth it to be open year round it was not clear it would be...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Included in the price you pay to visit Shirley Heights and a must visit! Great history of the island and lovely views of Falmouth and English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

An excellent audio-visual presentation on Antiguan history, and some good views of the dockyards and out to sea. The guide from the Centre gave an informative overview of how the signal stations worked, incorporating Shirley Heights, Dow’s Hill and Nelson Dockyard, as well as of...More

Thank MeredithAussie
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We visited as part of the Pink Panther tour from the Verandah. Gorgeous views and interesting video about the island’s history.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

As part of our island tour we had a quick stop here for pictures and to enjoy the view of Nelsons dock yard.There are bathrooms and a short video about the history of the island. The building and facilities are worn and dated but you...More

Thank James S
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This is a great Centre which explains and animates a little of the Islands history & heritage in a short but entertaining 15 minute presentation. Well worth a visit and the views from the interpretation Centre are just as good as elsewhere in Shirley Heights.

Thank Qwertyv
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The views from the observation areas overlooking the harbor are awesome, but the 15 minutes audio visual presentation is a bit outdated. Some good information when you can hear the audio portion.

Thank sheila s
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here, especially the multi media presentation inside. Good views from the overlook.

Thank Consultcinda
Reviewed March 11, 2018

I was keen to get to know more of the local history here but felt that this particular 'attraction' was lacking in depth and too geared up to 'processing' tourists through an edited version of history. Not really worth the climb...I learned more in the...More

Thank Katherine G
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