Fodor's Expert Review Fothergills Nevisian Heritage Village

Nevis Museum Village

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. If you're lucky, one of the ladies might have brought in home-baked bread or goat water.

Museum Village

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Fothergills Estate
Nevis  St. Kitts and Nevis


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $4, Closed Sun.; Sat. by appointment only

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