Plantation House, St Helena Island

See the legacy of the East India Company at Plantation House. Dating back to 1971, the residence served as a summer home for the island’s Governor, who ruled the island until 1834 when it was established as a colony of the English Crown. With the exception of the appointed official who still uses the residence, the lavish manor is unused, although it houses one of the oldest living tortoises of the world. The tortoise is thought to be over 180 years old, and he resides alongside five other giant tortoises. Using our international travel planner, St Helena Island attractions like Plantation House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It might not be so straightforward getting the advertised tour of Plantation House on Tuesday or Thursday morning, as there needs to be at least 3 people for it to go ahead and there was just me. Stil...  more »
  • What an amazing tour in the Gouverner's residence! Debbie is such a energetic and entertaining person, very skilled as well! She told us all those fun details both for the humans and for the turtoises...  more »
  • The Governor's house. I saw Jonathan the tortoise and his 2 friends. On the other side the local people were busy working in their vegetable gardens. The vegetables are destined for the market in Jamestown on Thursdays. Also visited the slave graves. It was like entering a deep secret very beautiful wood. Beautiful trees and lush vegetation. One of the only 2 tennis courts on the island is at Plantation House.
  • Had an amazing tour of the house and gardens. Thanx to Debbie for a very informative guild. With coffee and cake included.
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