Museum of Antigua & Barbuda

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For an interpretive history of Antigua and Barbuda's past, visit the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, which is set in the stately former courthouse of St John's. This building was created in 1750 by Peter Harrison, America's first architect. It has a neo-classical design with yellow freestone from the islands off the northeast coast of Antigua, and the first floor served as the courtroom areas while the upstairs was where the assembly and council met. Today, numerous artifacts crowd the building forming fantastic exhibits. These include hunting and fighting tools of the Amerindians (many several thousand years old) and tools used during the heyday of sugar plantations. An overview of Amerindian life, as well as that of early colonization, sugar production, and slavery, complete the historical experience. Don't miss the impressive life-size replica of an Amerindian hut and Sir Viv Richard's cricket bat hanging on the wall.

Location:  Long Street

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.