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Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate
Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate

Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate

Fothergill's Estate, Gingerland, Nevis

The Basics

An initiative by the Nevis tourist board, the heritage village includes a Carib-style thatched-roof hut such as a tribal chief might have lived in, containing actual relics including calabash bowls, clay posts, and tribal weapons. There are also wattle and daub huts of the type lived in by plantation slaves, and a post-emancipation gingerbread-style chattel house. These are set within the ruined grounds of the former Fothergills sugar mill.

Alongside these dwellings are the blacksmith’s shop, rum shop, and shoemaker’s shop, and a number of backyard gardens filled with local plants and flowers. For anyone interested in the history of the Caribbean islands and how people lived in the past, it’s well worth a visit.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Entry to the heritage village is by paid ticket.

  • Consider joining a guided tour for additional information about each of the dwellings.

  • Make time to visit the herb garden, where you can see traditional medicinal plants.

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How to Get There

Nevisian Heritage Village is located in Gingerland, southeast of the island, around 15 minutes by car from the capital, Charlestown. Public transport options are limited, so consider visiting by car or booking a tour with transport included.

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Trip ideas

Top Sights on the Nevis Heritage Trail

Top Sights on the Nevis Heritage Trail


When to Get There

The attraction is open from Monday to Saturday, 9am–3:30pm.

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Visit the Botanical Gardens of Nevis

For a relaxing afternoon enjoying some natural beauty, visit the Botanical Gardens of Nevis. See colorful orchids, water lilies, and stands of towering bamboo set within pleasant grounds dotted with fountains and pools. There’s also a rain forest conservatory that’s home to enormous tropical plants and a population of parrots.

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