Begin your tour with a narrated drive around historic Basseterre, one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean. Marvel at stunning Victorian and Georgian style architecture, important monuments like the Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower and Independence Square, once a former slave market, and the centuries-old Catholic Co-Cathedral.
Next, visit the newly restored Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden, built in 1701 by the French. Embark on a guided tour that unveils the rich history of the property and its various owners and inhabitants, including the senior officer of the colonial French military, John Gardiner, and Lawyer James Stephen.
Learn about life on an Estate in St. Kitts during the 1700s – 1800s in the historical information room. Explore the stone cobbled courtyard with the old kitchen building and bathing room, boasting a large volcanic stone warmed bath. Indulge your senses in the “rum room,” where you’ll taste rum and learn about its history and the Irish settlers on St. Kitts.
Take a leisurely stroll through the 2 ½ acre Botanical Garden, adorned with lush foliage and vibrant blooms. Visit the gift shop to pick up keepsakes and cherish the memories of this unique and enriching experience. Uncover the captivating history and cultural heritage of St. Kitts & Nevis at the Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden.