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  • Address: Church Ground, Nevis, St Kitts and Nevis

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St John’s Figtree Anglican Church Tours

One of the oldest churches in the Caribbean, the small stone St John’s Figtree Anglican Church was built in 1680. Surrounding the building are the church grounds, which have long doubled as a cemetery. You can explore the property and examine the gravestones, some of which date back more than 300 years.

Certainly the most notable feature is the prominently displayed marriage certificate declaring the nuptials of legendary British naval captain Horatio Nelson and local widow Frances Nisbet, dated March 11, 1787. The church was the source of the marriage certificate, as the original and historic document was found among the church’s records, but the wedding itself took place at Nisbet’s property, Montpelier Estate. The church also contains a memorial from the now Lady Nelson to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wollward. 

Practical Info

St. John’s Figtree Anglican Church is Located about 10 minutes south of Charlestown, along the main road. The church is free and open to the public. 

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History and Heritage Bike Tour

The History and Heritage tour is suitable for the visitor who wish to indulge themselves into the rich and exciting past of this beautiful island. Discover ...  Read more

Location: Charlestown, Nevis
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.50
Nevis Full-Day Island Tour from St Kitts, St Kitts, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Nevis Full-Day Island Tour from St Kitts

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Experience the charm and tranquility of Nevis, known as the “Queen of the Caribees,” on a comprehensive island-hopping tour. With your professional tour guide, ...  Read more

Location: Basseterre, St Kitts
Duration: 4 to 7 hrs

From USD $81.50

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