Saint Helena: Plantation House

Plantation House is the official residence of the Governor of Saint Helena. It was built in 1791 by the East India Company that controlled and governed the island until 1834. It is an elegant Georgian-style mansion in the middle of the island on an expansive estate (the name comes from nearby flax plantations). It’s open to visitors on specially per-arranged tours – featuring all the original furniture and artifacts inside, books, various governor’s paraphernalia, and so much more.