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The Turks and Caicos Islands are home to more than just dazzling shorelines and intriguing rock formations that set the scene for all sorts of thrilling pursuits. They also have interesting historical information and landmarks to see. There are ten must-see historical sites in Turks and Caicos, ranging from ancient rock carvings to well-preserved ruins.

Garden of Wade

Wade’s Green Plantation is the most well-known of the many plantation sites in Turks and Caicos. During the 18th century, loyalist Wade Stubbs established a number of plantations, including this one that has been remarkably preserved. The plantation would rely on slave labor from the time it was founded until slavery was abolished in British territories in 1834. Part of the current population of the island is descended from slaves who worked on this plantation, making it an integral part of the island’s history.

the Turks and Caicos Islands National Museum

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The most comprehensive look at the history of Turks and Caicos can be found at the country’s most visited museum, the Turks and Caicos Museum. The museum, which is located on Grand Turk, showcases artifacts and documents from Taino emigration to European and Loyalist settlement.

Specifically, the town of Cockburn

Cockburn Town is a very old and historic part of Turks and Caicos. As the oldest permanent settlement in the country, it was established in 1681 by salt collectors. Historic sites such as the Turks and Caicos National Museum and Her Majesty’s Prison Museum can be found in this city. You can see how the locals live and learn about the country’s past by traveling to this city. In addition to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, the town also offers some of the most luxurious villas on the island, making for an unforgettable island vacation.

The Rock Carvings of Sapodilla Bay Hill

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The Sapodilla Bay Hill Rock Carving is just one of the many artifacts left behind by the people who once called the Turks and Caicos Islands home. These carvings in the rocks of Providenciales honor the memory of sailors and other travelers who met their untimely ends in shipwrecks. To pass the time while they waited, they decided to carve their names into the rock. Most of the carvings were created between the mid-1700s and the mid-1800s; some of them even bear the names and dates of their creators.

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Indicated by the Grand Turk Lighthouse

The Grand Turks Lighthouse, the island’s most recognizable structure, stands 18 meters tall on a cliff above a picturesque body of water. In 1852, the lighthouse was constructed to reduce the number of shipwrecks in the area and help sailors find their way to the island. Even though it’s no longer operational, it’s still a beautiful place to visit for the sights.

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Home to Her Majesty in Prison

The historic Her Majesty’s Prison in Turks and Caicos is a must-see for any traveler to the islands. Both the museum and the town of Cockburn can be found in the heart of Turks and Caicos’s capital, Providenciales. Its name implies that it once served as a prison, and indeed, both male and female inmates were housed there. It was the only prison in the country until 1994, and now visitors can tour the prison and admire the towering bell that once rang there.

The Plantation at Cheshire Hall

British Loyalists established numerous plantations across Turks and Caicos, including the one known as Cheshire Hall Plantation. Thomas Stubbs, a British Loyalist, founded it, and his brother Wade Stubbs later expanded it. Cheshire Hall Plantation is not the best preserved plantation in the country, but it is nonetheless compelling evidence of the region’s affluent agricultural past and slave labor history.

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Related: The breathtaking Chalk Sound can be found in Turks and Caicos.

Expresso de la Familia

Numerous ships have gone down off the coast of Turks and Caicos, but the most well-known is still the La Famille Express. Hurricane Frances in 2004 smashed into the islands surrounding Turks and Caicos, leaving this shipwreck grounded in the waters of Providenciales. The shipwreck is now a popular tourist destination, accessible by watercraft such as boats and jet skis. Kayaks and paddle boards can also be used to explore the wreck, though only those with considerable paddling experience should attempt to do so.

Osmanl, Grand Turk Brine Ponds

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In the Heart of Yankee Country

Yankee Town, on the island of West Caicos, was established there in the nineteenth century as the main hub for the island’s plantation economy. Several stone buildings and the remnants of the town’s railroad and machinery are all that remain today.

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