Explore the roots and culture of Antigua through the lens of Rastafari on a one hour guided tour through the sacred grounds of Ras Freeman. Located in one of the first villages to be freed during slavery, the former plantation is now a place for worship, farming, natural living, history and heritage.
Discover the history and hub of Rastafari in Antigua
What you will experience
1 hr 10 mins
Local discount available
Our Expert Guides
A small group tour guided by an expert, passionate and friendly guide guaranteed - never more than 10 people.
Where We Worship
Get a chance to explore the Nyabinghi tabernacle and play the Nyabinghi drums
The Healing Herb
Visit an indoor green house where cannabis is grown and learn about Rastafari's role in Antigua's budding medicinal cannabis industry
Farming & Food Security
Explore incoming crops and learn more about Rastafari's role in making Antigua a more food secure nation
Retrace the rich history and explore artifacts from slavery
Keep It Burning
The Nyabinghi fire is always burning at Ras Freeman as it is a tradition in the Nyabinghi order. Its large flames are undisturbed and used for warmth and a safe place for meditation and conversation amongst the brothers and sisters.
What you need to know before you come
Ras Freeman is built on the former slave plantation, the Willis Freeman estate and is the headquarters of Rastafari in Wadadli. This historic and sacred ground is where the Nyahbinghi tabernacle is being built and is where the farming of produce and sacramental cannabis is grown for the community.
What to Wear
The rules of the Nyabinghi ground require both men and women to dress modestly. Women are to wear skirts or dresses below the knees and a head covering that fully covers the hair. Tour attendees who do not have on the appropriate attire will have the option to purchase them before entering Ras Freeman.
Shop Ras Freeman
We have handmade souvenirs and locally made items for purchase. All Proceeds from these items go directly to Ras Freeman.
Respect the Plant
You may get an up close look at our cannabis farms and greenhouses. However, it's important to note that the usage of cannabis at Ras Freeman is strictly religious and medicinal,
While this is an educational and insightfl experience for the whole family, attendees must be 18+ or accompanied by an adult to attend this tour.
We have carried out a thorough health and safety risk assessment and certification as it relates to COVID-19. Hand sanitizer is freely available. Even though this tour is outdoors we ask that all guests wear masks and remain socially distanced from each other throughout the tour.
Dec 11 - Dec 17