Historic Lighthouse Grand Turk, 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, Historic Lighthouse Grand Turk 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 Historic Lighthouse Grand Turk and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cockburn Town using our Cockburn Town vacation route planner.
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  • A great place for views of the reef that has wrecked so many ships. Also the wild donkeys - a legacy of the salt industry. Don't go by taxi. Ride a bike. Rent one from the dive shop on the main street...  more »
  • This had a lot of written history information on plaques, a gift shop and somewhere to get a drink! The "rum punch" was great!  more »
  • Donkeys greet you. Admission is $3.00 and you get a pop for free or rum punch for an additional $2.00. The chukka Tour is for rambunctious few who want to be on the zip line adventure wild side . Gift...  more »