Pompey Memorial & Ruins - Feature

Pompey Memorial & Ruins - Pompey Statue and Plaque

The Pompey Memorial & Ruins is just as beautiful as it is historic. The Pompey Memorial  & Ruins stand on a seaside cliff, this is where the slaves set off toward Nassau. They hoped to escape their fate of families being split up and sent to Cat Island. Just beyond the ruins, there is a stone walkway and gazebo where you can stare out at the sea and think about how brave Pompey must have been to have the courage to go against his slave master.

The gazebo is extremely relaxing, the Pompey memorial is a great place to go for some peace and quiet accompanied by beautiful views.

Pompey Memorial & Ruins - Gazebo View

The History:

Pompey led a rebellion against his slave master along with other slaves. They hid in the bush, stole the master’s boat and attempted to escape to Nassau. They were apprehended en route and returned back to Exuma where they were greeted with celebrations. Pompey was punished for his heroic deeds, but his bravery lead to the anti-slavery movement in The Bahamas.

Pompey Memorial & Ruins - View from Road

How to Get There:

Heading towards Steventon nearby the Grand Isle Resort, The Pompey Memorial sits close to the main road bordering the island’s coast. It is pretty hard to miss.

Have you visited the Pompey Memorial & Ruins before? Let me know in the comments.

 

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One thought on “Pompey Memorial & Ruins – Great Exuma

  1. How interesting, I didn’t know the story behind this monument. The view is gorgeous , I could just imagine the cool breeze.

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