Virtually Explore the Caribbean
Explore the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute's collections on Caribbean culture, art, race, myths, and more.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor was the first Catholic cathedral to be established in the New World in the early 1500s. It has ties to Christopher Columbus, English Privateers, and holds a lot of historical significance for the Dominican Republic, making it one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions.
Before he achieved Revolutionary War glory, or became a founding father and an author of the Federalist Papers; before he established a sophisticated financial system, served as the nation’s first Treasury secretary or engaged in the type of petty political feud that would lead to his death in a duel at 49; before the $10 bill immortalized his beaked profile; and over two and a half centuries before a Broadway musical about his life would weave itself into the cultural spirit of the early 21st century, Alexander Hamilton was an orphan struggling to survive on the Caribbean island of St. Croix.
February 8 - 16, 2021
Sail the stunning Caribbean waters rich in maritime history, and discover centuries-old gardening traditions on beautifully maintained estates. From Barbados, explore tiny, lesser-known Carriacou, and call at Nevis, the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, to tour his childhood home and meander through the island’s vibrant botanical garden.