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Funding

How we maintain our beautiful parks

WHY SHOULD YOU PAY US MONEY?

As the popularity and use of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park has increased over the years, the Park has been called upon to provide more and better services and facilities for their many visitors. In this era of tight budgets, the park has seen a growing backlog of maintenance needs and the inability to increase visitor services and facilities. In response to this predicament, the Park has implemented an all inclusive fee structure. 100% of the money raised will stay in the Park to maintain and improve visitor facilities and to continue the restoration programme. The Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is remarkably rich in historical and natural treasures which, if properly protected and developed can be made to play a dynamic multiple role in attracting and providing social and cultural enjoyment to our visitors to the park.

WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE: $8 US (NON-CITIZENS), $3 US (CITIZENS). YEAR ROUND FEES AVAILABLE, ENQUIRE FOR DETAILS
1) Drive into Dow’s Hill Fort, view the world-class Historical Centre and enjoy a Multi-Media Show depicting the natural, cultural and historical evolution of Antigua.
2) Drive up to Blockhouse, tour military fortifications, view spectacular scenery, look down on Indian Creek, and out over the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
3) Drive up to then Lookout at Shirley Heights, the panoramic view encompasses other military forts, fine nature trails, Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour, hotels, marinas and beautiful beaches.
4) Drive to old Nelson’s Dockyard and inspect the 18th Century buildings and the Naval Officers’s House that contains an interpretive museum with artefacts. Restaurants, art galleries and gift shops are also available.

WHAT WILL YOUR MONEY GO TOWARDS?

  • Restoring and stabilising historic structures
  • Install interpretive and directional signs
  • Clear foot-paths to provide hikers and walkers with pathways, steps and signboards
  • Provide additional public toilets
  • Maintain museum research programmes
  • Provide warden services
  • Erect signalling masts and flag poles
  • Beautify designated areas
  • Install picnic tables, litter bins, pull-offs and pay telescopes
  • Rehabilitate the 200 year old sea wall
  • Construct wheel chair access to designated areas
  • Print historical and educational information in the form of guide books, brochures