National Trust of Guyana

National Trust of Guyana

Safeguarding & Promoting Our Heritage

Explore Guyana’s rich heritage and all the attractions we have to offer. Find out how the National Trust preserves these monuments for future generations to witness.

About Us

The National Trust of Guyana was established following the passage of the National Trust Act, No. 7 of 1972. The Act “makes provision for the preservation of monuments, sites, places and objects of historic interest or national importance.”

Its main responsibility is the preservation of all monuments in Guyana. Under the National Trust Act, the term ‘monuments’ includes any building, structure, object or other work of man or of nature whether above or below the surface of the land or the floor of the sea within territorial waters of Guyana and any site, cave or excavation. National Monuments are the vested responsibility of the National Trust and are gazetted as such after approval by Parliament. At present there are nine gazetted National Monuments.

Our mission is to conserve, preserve and promote the nation’s patrimony so that the present and future generations will access and enjoy the richness of Guyana’s heritage.

What is a Monument?

A monument according to the National Trust Act: includes any building, structure, object or other work of man or nature whether above or below the surface of the land or the floor of the sea within the territorial waters of Guyana and any site, cave or excavation;

National Monuments of Guyana

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National Monuments

1763 Monument

The 1763 Monument, also known as the ‘Cuffy Monument’, is located on D’Urban Park at the eastern end of

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National Monuments

Fort Kyk-Over-Al

Kyk-Over -Al, a small island, approximately 6070 square meters (1.5 acres) in size, is located at the junction of

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National Monuments

Fort Nassau

Fort Nassau is located approximately 88 kilometers (55 miles) from the mouth of the Berbice River. This site is

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National Monuments

Fort Zeelandia

Approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the mouth of the mighty Essequibo River is Fort Island. On this island

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National Monuments

Non-Aligned Monument

The Non-Aligned Monument, a National Monument, is located at Company Path, Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown. The Monument was

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Historic Georgetown

Red House (Kamana Court)

Red House, another 19th-century relict of colonial Georgetown, is located at 65-67 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown. The building was

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National Monuments

St. George’s Cathedral

St. George’s Cathedral, one of Guyana’s ‘built wonders’, is located on the roundabout on North Road, Lacytown, Georgetown. The

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National Monuments

State House

State House, the Official Residence of the Executive President of Guyana is located with its main façade facing Main

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Glimpse of the Land of Many Waters

Take a look at some pretty pictures captured in our beautiful country.

Latest Publications

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Volume 5. Issue 1. April 2006

World Heritage Inscription: A Challenge for Guyana In late February 2004 a regional meeting on World Heritage was held in St Lucia. The objective of the meeting was to prepare

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Volume 4. Issue 2. July 2005

The 155th Anniversary of Local Postage Stamps Friday, 1 July 2005, marked the 155th anniversary of the first issue of postage stamps from this country, then known as British Guiana.

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Upcoming Activity

Want to be part of our Children Heritage Awareness Programme? – children ages 8 – 11 can enroll. One week of fun and activities. Register

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