Fodor's Expert Review St. James Distillery & Rum Museum

Ste-Marie Winery/Brewery/Distillery
The Musée du Rhum, operated by the St. James Rum Distillery, is housed in a graceful, galleried creole house. Interestingly, the distillery was founded in 1765 in Ste-Pierre by a priest who was also an alchemist. It was relocated to Ste-Marie after the 1902 eruption of Mont Pelée. Guided tours can take in the plantation and the displays of the tools of the trade, the art gallery, and include a visit and tasting at the distillery. You can opt to take a little red train tour for €5 that traverses the cane fields and runs between here and the nearby banana museum, while a guide narrates; it runs on many Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons. The museum and distillery are closed during the cane harvest, and weekend hours sometimes change; tours may not happen during December. It's a good idea to call ahead.

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Ste-Marie, n/a Martinique  97230, Martinique


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