If any visitors of Freeport Bahamas is looking for a short, fun and educational tour of the Bahamas awesome and colorful culture, history, and background, than the Grand Bahama Island has the perfect offer for you. Step back in time, and take a look on the Bahamas past, and see what it has taken to get to the Bahamas we know and love today. After you get done with the Freeport sightseeing tours, try getting to know the local traditions in a cool way.
Off the beaten path of Freeport, lays the famous Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center. Locals will always say this is the best way for visitors to get an idea of the Bahamian culture and history, and a real insight on the locals everyday life. Visitors of the Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center will have a guided tour through the center that will last about 30-45 minutes. The guides and managers of the cultural center have been very accommodating to all guests in the past, so if there are any concerns for someone in the group, it is easy to make accommodations ahead of time by calling.
Located next to the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Grand Bahama Island, the little purple building adorned with statues outside is the Grum’s Ma’s House. The cultural center has plenty to do and hands on activities for all guests to enjoy. This would include getting to try Bahamian bush tea, and learning a Junkanoo dance, just to name a few. One of the most important purposes of the cultural center is to educate the public about the original inhabitants, the Arawaks, Lucayans and Tainos. These three were types of Indian tribes that lived amongst the different islands of the Bahamas, and were even recorded in Christopher Columbus journal from when he landed. Without contributions to keeping the history alive means like what the Grum Ma’s House does, the stories, legends, and history would just disappear.
Grum Ma’s House also discusses the other side of the ancestry of the Bahamians consisting of all different origins. This would be of the origin of the United Kingdom, the U.S., Western African countries, the Caribbean, Lebanon, Greece, and China. There is a dark side to the Bahamas past, but it also needs to be explored in order to keep from history from repeating itself. This would be the slave trade that the Bahamas played a role in.
For more information on booking a tour through the Grum Ma’s House, you can visit the official Grum Ma’s House website.