Most tourist attractions are nearby but not in Soufrière, the former capital of Saint Lucia. Yet this town of nearly 8,000 people are working hard to make their home more appealing. A recent example is the extensive renovation of Soufrière Town Square in 2019. The plaza is now the perfect accent for the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. In the center is the Freedom Monument. The sculpture by Ricky George honors slaves who helped defeat the British in 1796.