National Trust of Guyana

National Monuments

Under the National Trust Act of 1972; a “national monument” means any monument declared to be a national monument under Section 15 and includes any land comprising or adjacent to such a monument which, in the opinion of the National Trust, is reasonably required for the purpose of maintaining the monument or the amenities thereof, or for providing or facilitating access thereto or for the exercise of proper control or management with respect thereto.

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 National Monuments. These are:

(1) Fort Zeelandia and the Dutch Heritage Museum (Court of Policy)

(2) Fort Kyk-Over-Al

(3) Fort Nassau

(4) State House

(5) Red House

(6) Umana Yana and African Liberation Monument

(7) 1763 Monument

(8) St. George’s Cathedral

(9) Non-Aligned Monument

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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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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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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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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