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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

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1 hr 10 mins

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$50 USD

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Local discount available

420 Friendly

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Our Expert Guides

A small group tour guided by an expert, passionate and friendly guide guaranteed - never more than 10 people.

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Where We Worship

Get a chance to explore the Nyabinghi tabernacle and play the Nyabinghi drums

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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

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Farming & Food Security

Explore incoming crops and learn more about Rastafari's role in making Antigua a more food secure nation

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Historical Artifacts 

Retrace the rich history and explore artifacts from slavery

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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

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Sacred Ground

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.

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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. 

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Shop Ras Freeman

We have handmade souvenirs and locally made items for purchase. All Proceeds from these items go directly to Ras Freeman.

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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, 

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Age Limit

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.

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COVID Friendly

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.

Ras Freeman Booking

Dec 11 - Dec 17

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