St. Nicholas Abbey is open six days per week, Sunday - Friday. We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Kadooment Day. We are open for half-day on Old Year's Day (unless it falls on a Sunday). Please check our calendar for any updates and special events, or call 422-8725 for a recorded message.
Our hours of operation are 10.00am - 3.30pm.
We recommend allowing 2-3 hours for your visit, with a minimum of 1 hour to tour the property, starting no later than 2.30pm. (All guests must depart the property by 4.15pm.)
You can enjoy lunch, tea and other light refreshments at the Terrace Café during our opening hours.
During sugar cane season, the syrup factory grinds sugar cane from January to May; please view our Special Events for more information.
Adults (12 and over): $40*
Youth (Ages 5-11): $20*
General admission includes entrance to St. Nicholas Abbey, with access to the great house, syrup factory and bottling room. Guests are also encouraged to explore the plantation’s beautiful formal gardens, gullies and nearby Cherry Tree Hill, a majestic avenue of Mahogany Trees offering a breathtaking view of the island’s rugged east coast.
During your visit, you can enjoy a charming home movie c.1935, the plantation’s museum and a complimentary rum or fruit punch on our terrace overlooking the gully. Visitors over the age of 18 may also enjoy complimentary rum tasting during their tour.
Guided tours are scheduled on the hour from 10.30 - 2.00 pm; you are welcome to join a tour already in progress, subject to availability. Visitors will be supplied with a tour brochure (one per couple or single visitor). Please enquire with the guides at the entrance to the great house.
*Entrance fees are subject to change without notice.
Groups of 10 or more persons are recommended to book their visit to St. Nicholas Abbey in advance. Please contact our reception staff to plan your group visit.
Student groups require adult chaperones (1 chaperone for every 10 children). Please contact our reception to plan your school group visit.
St. Nicholas Abbey welcomes visitors with special needs. We recommend you contact us in advance for personalised advice on how to make the most of your visit to the plantation.
Where possible within the context of preservation and authenticity and due to limitations of space, ramps and pathways have been installed for accessibility. The front entrance to the great house and first floor of the home are wheelchair and walker-accessible; our guides will be happy to assist you within the great house and museum. Motorized scooters are not permitted within the Great House; wheelchair access is allowed through the central corridor of the house only, but is not possible through the entirety of the ground floor of the residence.
The doorway at the back of the great house and the entrance to the chapel where the historic movie is shown each has three (3) steps; there is a ramp entry at the rear of the distillery.
Please be advised that the grounds may be uneven as they consist of gravel, dirt and cobblestones; the plantation's gullies include some steep walkways.
Staff will be on-hand to assist wherever possible; please contact us in advance to ensure assistance.