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Mission House

#63 Gun Square | Bodden Town, KY1-1205, Grand Cayman
+1 345-749-1132
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Interesting and welcoming

Incredibly interesting and lovingly restored house and grounds. The audio tour was well done and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Sarah S
via mobile
Unique and insightful perspective on the Grand Cayman history, people and culture

While we were not sure what to expect on this tour, we were not disappointed in the end. After... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Mission HouseThe original home was utilized by early missionaries, teachers and by one of the oldest local families - the Watler’s. The original home destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan, has been carefully replicated. The site includes seasonal wetland, National Museum display, National Archive reading room, visitor center and gift shop. A peaceful family experience for all. Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm. Reservations encouraged. Admission: Adults CI$5 / Kids CI$2.50
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11 Jul 2017
“Interesting and welcoming ”
7 Sep 2014
“Unique and insightful perspective on the Grand Cayman history, people and culture”
#63 Gun Square | Bodden Town, KY1-1205, Grand Cayman
+1 345-749-1132

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Incredibly interesting and lovingly restored house and grounds. The audio tour was well done and full of facts plus plenty of informative posters and photos around the house. Visits by appointment only, they were super quick to respond via email and so friendly and welcoming....More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 7 September 2014

While we were not sure what to expect on this tour, we were not disappointed in the end. After spending over 2 hours with Denise, our group gained an insight into the local Caymanian people and culture which came from a direct descendant of one...More

1  Thank JohnG_NC
Reviewed 9 February 2014

When we turned into the narrow street, between the two upended cannons, we thought that the directions were a mistake. Yet there was the National Trust's Mission House--closed ! We hadn't called 345 749 1123 to check their hours. We decided to roam around anyway,...More

3  Thank Deb A
Reviewed 24 January 2014

If you are a history buff, then Denise Bodden's tour of Mission House is a must. She is a great grandchild of one of the founding families and her pride in her heritage is very evident. She does an excellent job giving you insight into...More

2  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Our tour of the Mission House was so interesting and gave us a clear understanding of the close relationship between the various religions and the history of the island. It is a remarkable story of the house, those who built it and those who lived...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This was a great way to learn about the history of Cayman! A real hidden gem! We really enjoyed the tour by the founding family's great grandchild and it gave us a greater appreciation for Cayman culture. We took a road trip around the island...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 9 June 2013

My family toured the Mission House on a Thursday in early June. We all enjoyed the tour, the knowledgeable guide and her mother. I like historical sites and tours and learning more about where we vacation, but everyone in the family (myself, my husband, and...More

2  Thank bcorwin
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

A must stop for history buffs, the staff at Mission House, especially Denise Bodden, are talkative and friendly. Learn about the three families of Mission House and their contributions to Cayman history. Though the property is not as expansive or picturesque as Pedro St. James,...More

2  Thank Hal T
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This is a wonderful way to learn about the island, its early settlers, why it has some of the customs it has, etc. Please make a stop here, just to say you did something other than the beach! The lovely woman who took me on...More

2  Thank FemaleTraveler85
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Went to Mission House on the same day we went to Pedro St James. Although we'd been to Pedro St James before this was the first time at Mission House. We had the last tour of the day, and while I agree it is great...More

1  Thank aliceblueLondon
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