St. Kitts and Nevis Sights

Fothergills Nevisian Heritage Village

  • Museum Village

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

On the grounds of a former sugar plantation–cotton ginnery, this ambitious, ever-expanding project traces the evolution of Nevisian social history, from the Caribs to the present, through vernacular dwellings that re-create living conditions over the centuries. The Carib chief's thatched hut includes actual relics such as weapons, calabash bowls, clay pots, and cassava squeezers. Wattle-and-daub structures reproduce slave quarters; implements on display include coal pots and sea fans (used as sieves). A post-emancipation gingerbread chattel house holds patchwork quilts and flour-bag dresses. There's a typical sharecropper's garden explaining herbal medicinal folklore and blacksmith's shop. Docents are quite earnest and go on at great (mostly fascinating) length.

Sight Information

Address:

Gingerland, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis

Phone:

869-469–5521; 869-469–2033

Sight Details:

  • $3
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–4; sometimes closes early, call ahead

Published 10/12/2015

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