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MT. RICH CARIB STONE INTERPRETATION CENTER

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Welcome to the Mt. Rich Carib Stone Interpretation Center!

The Interpretation Center provides information and a scenic view of the Mt. Rich Petroglyphs, a collection of over 60 Amerindian carvings on four boulders along the St. Patrick River. We also welcome you to explore the area with a Grand Tour of our village and the abandoned plantation estates nearby. Come experience what Mt. Rich has to offer!

Click on the images below to get a glimpse of what you'll learn and see during your visit.

A close up of petroglyphs on the Mt. Rich Carib Stone.
Ruins of the Kent House Estate that can be seen on the Grand Tour.
Cocoa trees left over from historic cocoa production at Mt. Rich. Just some the Ethnobotony you will see on the Grand Tour.
An Amerindian workstone with rounded cupules near the Mt. Rich Carib Stone

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Our Story

In 2014, the Mt. Rich Youth Culture and Environmental Development Organization (MYCEDO) received a grant from the Market Access and Rural Enterprise Development Programme (MAREP) to revitalize the Interpretation Center. It was part of MYCEDO's initiative to provide leadership development for young people in their community in service of others. Funds from visitor donations and tours are put towards needs in the community, such as backpack drives for school supplies. In 2018 MYCEDO was given the Youth Contribution in Eco-Tourism Award for their efforts to help preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Mt. Rich.

The mist over the mountains


Click through the timeline below to learn more about the history of Mt. Rich.



Archaeology

In 2016, archaeologist Jonathan Hanna relocated a nearby Amerindian settlement located upriver from the Interpretation Center called Montreuil. He returned to conduct excavations of the site with MYCEDO members from the Mt. Rich community. Ceramics uncovered during excavations and radio carbon dates from an earthen floor date the site to the Suazan-Troumassoid period (AD 900-1650), during the Late Ceramic Age. Artifacts from the excavations are on display at the Interpretation Center.

photos of Jonathan Hanna and BigMan excavating at Montreuil and a photo of a ceramic adorno found during excavations.
PLAN YOUR TRIP

VISIT

Hours

The Interpretation center is open daily, Saturday-Sunday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Suggested duration for visit: 1-2 hours. The Grand Village Tour takes about 2 hours.

Admissions

Entrance to the Interpretation Center is free with a suggested donation of $5.00.

The Grand Village Tour costs $15.00 per person.

Bus Routes

From Grenville or Sauteurs: Take the number 9 bus on the Hermitage route and ask to get off at the Carib Stone in Mt. Rich.

From St. George's: Take the number 6 bus to Grenville and transfer to the number 9 bus on the Hermitage route.

Driving Directions

From St. George's: Head through Grand Etang towards Grenville. Take the bypass at Grand Bras and follow until meeting the main road again in Paradise. Head over the Paradise bridge and veer left at the roundabout toward Tivoli and continue to Tivoli junction. Turn left at the junction toward Belmont Estate (there is a brown directional sign pointing toward the Mt. Rich Petroglyphs at the junction bus stop). Continue past Belmont Estate through Hermitage to Mt. Rich. After passing the welcome sign to Mt. Rich, continue down the hill until you see a playing field on your right. The Interpretation Center is before the next junction.

Please click here for a PDF of our brochure.

CONTACT

CONTACT

Please contact us for more information or to arrange a tour.



Phone: (472) 404-9170
Email: mycedo@live.com

Support for the Mt. Rich Carib Stone Interpretation Center was also provided by the Grenada Ministry of Tourism, the Fulbright Commission of the US Embassy, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Florida.