The Anguilla Heritage Trail is a joint project supported by the Anguilla
Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS), the Anguilla National Trust
(ANT), the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB), the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism
Association (AHTA) and individual and corporate donors.
The trail is
scheduled to open officially during Anguilla Day celebrations this May.
The trail, based on successful Caribbean models in Grand Cayman and Nevis,
aims to introduce visitors and locals to Anguilla’s past by creating
permanent markers at 10 historic sites which were selected by public vote
last year. The trail will be extended to include other sites in the future.
In addition to the markers, there are 30 directional signs to guide drivers
to the sites and an interpretive brochure which will be available from the
hotels, car rental agencies, and selected sites along the trail. The sites
included are Colville Petty’s Heritage Collection, Old Valley Well, Old
Courthouse Foundations (Crocus Hill), KoalKeel/Wardens Place, Katouche Bay,
Rendezvous Bay, Sandy Ground (Overlook on Back Street), the Pumphouse,
Wallblake House, and the Factory.
Each site is marked with a large, local boulder and plaque with a brief
description. The Official Opening for the general public will be held at
the Pumphouse in Sandy Ground on June 1, 2010. There will be another
orientation for those involved in the tourist industry on June 8, 2010.
Refreshments will be provided at each.
Notes: Where do I start? There is no official beginning but you may wish to
obtain a souvenir brochure which will give you more information about the
sites before you begin. Souvenir brochures are available from Colville
Petty’s Heritage Collection in East End (which is conveniently labelled 1 on
your map), the Anguilla National Trust, the Anguilla Tourist Board, the
Anguilla Drug Store in The Valley, or from the concierge at your hotel.
How much does it cost? The Trail and brochure is FREE but you may wish to
make a donation to ensure the trail’s continued success. Checks should be
made payable to the Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society
(www.aahs.anguilla.com) and mailed to P.O. Box 252, The Valley, AI-2640,
How long will it take? Depending on how long you stop at each site, the
trail will take you approximately 1 ˝ hours. There are blue and orange
directional signs with the Trail logo to help guide you from one location to
the next and each site is marked in the brochure on a map of Anguilla.
You are cordially invited to the Public Opening of the Anguilla Heritage
at 5PM on Tuesday June 1, 2010
to be held in Sandy Ground at the Pump House
Information and brochures on the trail will be available and drinks and
The trail is a multi-organizational project designed to raise the profile of
Anguilla’s past through education and tourism. The project is supported by
the AAHS, ANT, ATB, AHTA, and many corporations and individuals.
For more information please contact Lillian Azevedo at