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.
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.
Click through the timeline below to learn more about the history of Mt. Rich.
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.
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.
Entrance to the Interpretation Center is free with a suggested donation of $5.00.
The Grand Village Tour costs $15.00 per person.
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.
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 contact us for more information or to arrange a tour.
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.