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Grand Turk Lighthouse, Cockburn Town
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Featuring one of the oldest cast iron lights in the Western Hemisphere, and standing as the only lighthouse on Gran Turk, Grand Turk Lighthouse provides spectacular views from a historical landmark of the National Trust. Constructed in 1852 by British architect Alexander Gordon, the lighthouse for years alerted sailors approaching the coast of the perilous shallow reef. Nowadays, this 18 m (60 ft) white tower no longer operates, but has become the main historical landmark of the island, with a snack shop located in the old lightkeeper's house. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture panoramic views of the coast. Arrange your visit to Grand Turk Lighthouse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cockburn Town using our Cockburn Town vacation route planner.
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  • This is a lovely lighthouse to visit if you enjoy seeing them. You can take a tour on a local tram, or grab a taxi. It is really not worth the extra to go inside as there is not much to see. 
  • We took an Island Tram tour of the island. The lighthouse was a nice little stop. $3.00 to get in, but then you could use the $3.00 ticket to buy snacks or a shot of rum. The rum was awesome and it wa...  more »
  • Stopped on Grand Turk from a CARNIVAL cruise and took a local tour tram up to the Lighthouse. It was a beautiful sight. Loved the local donkeys wandering the area. Photo opportunities abound. Enjoy! (...  more »