Nelsons Dockyard Anchor
Nelsons Dockyard Anchor

Located in the English Harbour general area is the historic harbour bearing one of the most famous names in naval history; Nelsons Dockyard. Nelson managed the defensive harbour for a while and Nelson's Dockyard is what you can visit today to get a flavour of life in another time in Antigua. His quarters are now a very nice museum and that is a must see if you visit the dockyard so give yourself at least an hour in the museum alone. Reading about the history here will give you a much better feel for it, while wandering around the beautiful setting.

Admission and opening times

Monday – Sunday 8AM – 6PM

US $8 for visitors, US $3 or EC $8 for locals.
This includes entrance to all sites including Dow’s Hill and Shirley Heights

You can dine or just drink and even stay inside Nelson's Dockyard - if you want to dine then you need to just clear it with the security at the barrier.

Nelson's Dockyard Map

Nelsons Dockyard Map

Booking a tour that includes Nelson's Dockyard

The island tours here will state if they include a visit to English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard- usually it is incorporated. Adventure Antigua offer an Extreme circumnavigation boat trip around the island and you will get a waterside description of the area.

Nelson's Dockyard Museum - give yourself 1-2 hours if possible.


Capstans helped manouver the big ships..


The grounds of Nelson's Harbour are lovely.


english harbour by boat

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