In 1984, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda passed the National Parks Act, designating four National Parks that would fall under the authority of the National Parks Service. These sites were recognized for their unique historical and natural characteristics and are important in preserving Antigua’s cultural and environmental heritage.Today local Antiguans and international tourists alike frequently visit the National Parks. Each park presents a unique glimpse into the natural and historical wonders of the island.
Devil’s Bridge is a natural wonder that is spectacular to behold. Located on the east coast of the island, this unique rock formation highlights the deep geological history of the island. Learn More
Green Castle Hill provides visitors with stunning views of the island from its heights and also poses interesting cultural questions, as the remains of a prehistoric, Amerindian site reside at the top of the hill. Learn More
Nelson’s Dockyard, located on the south coast of the island, is the heart of Antigua’s naval history and the home of its modern yachting community. Numerous forts and military posts including Shirley Heights, Fort Berkeley, Fort Charlotte, and Fort George are in the park. The Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre gives visitors insights into the area’s history and its numerous hiking trails, shops, and restaurants provide visitors plenty to do. Learn More
Fort Barrington guarded St. John’s harbour from attack during the colonial period of the island’s history and was the only fort to be seized by the French. Located atop Goat Hill, Fort Barrington provides views of St. John’s Harbour and Deep Bay, and offers visitors a first hand experience walking through one of England’s first forts on the island. Learn More