Historic Homes, Town & Museum
Join us for a fun tour that is also a great historical experience.
You will be greeted by your friendly guide at the cruise center where you will board your air conditioned transport. After a short drive, you will arrive at your first stop, historic Duke Street in Cockburn Town. Duke Street is lined with historical homes. Here you will walk the tree lined streets as your informative guide provides interesting information regarding the homes and the current and past residents. Some photo opportunities include the Freeman House, which is over 200 years old and the famous Turks Head Inn. This restored manor, circa 1840, was the original home of the Island's salt overseer and has served as the British Governor’s guest house. Your guide will beguile you with tales of the manor’s intriguing history.
You will then re-board your transport for the very brief trip to Front Street. Front Street, the business center of Cockburn Town is lined with historic 18th and 19th century landmarks that reflect the Bermudan style architecture of the salt era. Cockburn Town is the administrative capital and the historic and cultural center of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
As you walk Front Street your guide will discuss the town’s history and will relay stories of some of Grand Turks more colorful characters. You have the opportunity to see the Victoria Library and visit the Anglican Church, built in 1899. You will then visit the Turks & Caicos National Museum. Here you will see the exhibit and hear the story of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the oldest European shipwreck discovered in the Western Hemisphere (dated around 1505).
Following your tour you will have some free time to visit a shop or walk along the waterfront. You will then make the return trip to the cruise terminal.
Duration: Approx. 2:30 hrs. – 2:45 hrs.