National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: National Monuments

National monuments are the vested responsibility of the National Trust and are gazetted as such, after cabinet has approved them. At present there are nine gazetted national monuments in Guyana.

Walter Rodney Tomb

Location: Werk-en-Rust, GeorgetownClassification: Commemorative MonumentPeriod/ Year Built: 2010 Dr Walter Rodney; a pioneering social advocate who became a voice for the under-represented and the disenfranchised was intellectually gifted. In 1960, after graduating first in his class at queen’s college, he proceeds to the university of the West Indies in Jamaica. At the age of 24, …

Walter Rodney Tomb Read More »

Walter Rodney Memorial Monument

Location: Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 2010 Historical Background / Description: Dr. Walter Rodney was among Guyana’s most distinguished academics and politicians. He was born on March 23, 1942, and died tragically when a bomb exploded in his vehicle on June 13, 1980. Dr. Rodney returned to the country in 1979 after …

Walter Rodney Memorial Monument Read More »

African Liberation Monument

Location: Kingston, Georgetown Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 1974 Historical Background / Description: The African Liberation Monument is located on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown in the compound of Umana Yana. The monument pays homage to those who had endured and continues to struggle for their freedom from human bondage. It was unveiled on August …

African Liberation Monument Read More »

Umana Yana

Location: Kingston, Georgetown Classification: Governmental Period/ Year Built: 2016 Historical Background / Description: Umana Yana is located on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown. The word Umana Yana is an Indigenous term used by the Wai Wai people to describe the huge benabs they usually congregate in as a meeting place.  The first Umana Yana to be …

Umana Yana Read More »

State House

Location: North Cummingsburg, Georgetown Classification: Governmental Period/ Year Built: 1823 Historical Background / Description: State House, the official Residence of the Executive President of Guyana, is located with its main façade facing Main Street and is bordered by New Market and Carmichael Streets, Cummingsburg, Georgetown. The structure is sometimes addressed as Guyana House and was …

State House Read More »

St. George’s Cathedral

Location: Lacytown, Georgetown Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Established circa 1796, current church foundation’s stone laid 1889, consecrated 1894 Historical Background / Description: St. George’s Cathedral is considered one of Guyana’s most prestigious built wonders; this edifice is located along an oval roundabout on North Road in Lacytown, Georgetown. The Anglican Church was established in …

St. George’s Cathedral Read More »

Red House (Cheddi Jagan Research Center)

Location: Kingston, Georgetown Classification: Governmental Period/ Year Built: 19th century Historical Background / Description: Located at Lots 65-67 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown is the building known as Red House. Red House is also known as Kamana Court and, more recently, the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) which is currently housed at the location. The building …

Red House (Cheddi Jagan Research Center) Read More »

Non-Aligned Monument

Location: Robbstown, (Company Path) Georgetown Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 1972 Historical Background / Description: With its entrance facing Avenue of the Republic, bordered by Church Street to its north and North Road to its south, stands the Non-Aligned Monument. This edifice was unveiled by His Excellency, Mr. Arthur Chung, the first President of …

Non-Aligned Monument Read More »

Dutch Heritage Museum (Court of Policy)

Location: Fort Island, Essequibo Classification: Historic Site (Community) Period/ Year Built: Circa 1752 Historical Background / Description: The Dutch Heritage Museum is located in the historic Dutch building formerly known as the Court of Policy and Church Building on Fort Island, approximately 16 kilometres (10 miles) from the mouth of the Essequibo River. The museum, …

Dutch Heritage Museum (Court of Policy) Read More »

Fort Zeelandia

Location: Fort Island, Essequibo River Classification: Historic Site (Military) Period/ Year Built: 1744 Historical Background / Description: Fort Zeelandia, a National Monument, is located approximately 16 kilometres (10 miles) from the mouth of the Essequibo River on Fort Island. The history of the fort can be traced back to circa 1679, when Abraham Beekman, a …

Fort Zeelandia Read More »