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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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  • Part of an organized tour, $3 to go on the site, partial discount at their snack bar. Great view from the old lighthouse. 
  • We visited this site as part of an island tour. It was interesting to read the history of the area which was clearly displayed on boards around the site especially the fact that the lighthouse had bee...  more »
  • While on the island for a few hours during our cruise stop, we rented a car and did the loop of the island stopping at the lighthouse. It was our understanding from information presented on Grand Turk...  more »