Historical Homes, Town & Museum Tour

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Enjoy a wonderfully enlightening tour through the capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Excursion Description

Enjoy a wonderfully enlightening tour through the capital of the Turks & Caicos Islands.  

On this excursion you will:  

  • Join a fun tour that is also a great historical experience. 
  • Your tour begins with a short drive to the John Glenn commemorative capsule for a photo opportunity and on to a working, historic lighthouse where you will learn about Grand Turk’s “pirate past”. 
  • Enjoy a narrated drive along historic Duke Street and stop at Front Street to visit the lovely Anglican Church built in 1899. 
  • Front Street is lined with historic 18th and 19th century landmarks reflecting the Bermudian-style architecture and is the center of the Turks and Caicos’ capital. 
  • Proceed to the Turks & Caicos National Museum which features an exhibit of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest European shipwreck discovered in the Western Hemisphere (dated around 1505). 
  • Finally, you’ll stop at the Salt house, a tribute to Grand Turk’s salt-raking past. 
  • Browse through the shop’s souvenirs and exhibits which chronicle the history of the salt and slave industry on the island.

 

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