Cheshire Hall Plantation
Cheshire Hall Plantation
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The best preserved set of plantation-era ruins on Providenciales and thus the most important site for cultural heritage on the island. The National Trust offers an opportunity for nature enthusiasts to observe many species of plant and insects and birds animal life; colourful which are attracted to the flowering and fruit-bearing plants. Cheshire Hall is recognized as the most important of the pre-modern historical sites on Providenciales.
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JuliaSN
Saint Louis, MO219 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The ruin itself is not very large but has the potential to be interesting to walk around. Our guide, however, rushed us through the tour and repeated a memorized speal about the plantation’s history with clearly no real interest or in depth knowledge on anything relevant to the subject. We asked a number of questions and she didn’t know the answers to any of them and didn’t even know when the plantation was originally built. She claimed that no one knew the answers to a lot of our questions but it seemed to me like she just was brand new and didn’t care enough to do much research. It definitely felt like we paid too much for a 15 minute rushed tour with a pretty uninformed teenage guide.
Written 5 August 2023
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SVC_911
Denver, CO138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A large disappointment. Not really much here. Not well maintained. Got a 15 minute tour by an indifferent tour guide with limited knowledge of the property. We were the only visitors during our visit. Crafts for sale are woefully overpriced.
Written 30 March 2022
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Abylover2
Saint Louis, MO128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
There is not much in the way of cultural or historical interest here in Providenciales. We took advantage of seeing the only nearby ruin and it is indeed a ruin. You must use your imagination to fill in the blanks. The very old, faded and dilapidated signage needs to be replaced. Our young guide gave a creditable tour, though seemed a bit unsure about many details. At ten bucks a head, it is one of the only relatively inexpensive things to see.
Written 24 January 2014
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Douglas F
Grand Turk82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
With all of the new resorts and restaurants on Provo, it is worthwhile to take a step back in time to visit Cheshire Hall. Located next to the new hospital, Cheshire Hall comprise the ruins of a great plantation house, built by Wade Stubbs. The National Trust has created a series of well maintained trails around this facinating place, the guides present a great tour of what life was like back in the colonial era.
I highly reccommend an outing to Cheshire Hall, not only to experience a time past, but also to support the National Trust, which is the only NGO established to protect, preserve the historical, cultural and natural environment of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Written 3 April 2013
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Teresa S
Bournemouth, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Solo
Definitely worth a visit, it is best to arrive early for a fascinating guided tour around Cheshire Hall from the Turks and Caicos National Trust. The area is still surrounded by the original wall which was built and is still standing, having withstood all the storms throughout the years. After a small entrance fee a guide can take you round a prepared trail to see some of the remaining cotton plants and how they were harvested, along with a variety of other interesting plants and herbs which thrive on the island, explaining how they are used in medicine, drink, weaving etc. Many of the old skills and crafts are still kept going and clothes, bags, hats and woven dishes made by the islanders are available for purchase. How and where the slaves used to live along with some original artifacts can still be seen and a lot of the islands history about the early settlers are included in the tour. Although now in ruins many of the original buildings are still standing. This plantation is an absolute must see if you are interested in the island and the tour is both interesting and enlightening. The National Trust also continues to develop the area for visitors. There are some quite steep slopes and rough pathways so take care must be taken in walking round.
Written 11 February 2013
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djcha
Olathe, KS22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Wanting to help restore the tourism industry and support the Turks & Caicos National Trust, we took a break from the beaches and reefs and visited the Cheshire Hall Plantation. $10/person. Our tour guide Daverine Simmons the “Cheshire Cat” was relatively new (3months) but an excellent tour guide. See photo where he was teaching us about Sisal Farming from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The sisal (in the past also called Pita) is an agave type plant that produces very strong fibers that are used to make rope and twine. Problem is that plant grows too slowly so not sustainable given the limited land and resources. Interesting to see the cotton plants, dying area, kitchen, “business office” and slave quarters. Tip: don’t follow Google Offline Maps to get there. Go with local map and watch for very small sign.
Written 17 March 2018
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mjuliennow
Toronto, Canada222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Mr. Simmons was very knowledgeable and entertaining during our brief tour of the plantation. Lots to still learn about these islands!
Written 6 August 2017
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Tola S
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We called into the Plantation on a whim after 4pm on our way back from Downtown and were very glad we did. Although they should have stopped doing tours the lads from the National Trust kept it open for us & we had a personal tour of the site for over an hour! Our guide (whose name I didn't catch unfortunately) was very knowledgeable both about the plantation & its history and bush medicine. He was very entertaining too and great with the kids (7&10) - we all learnt a lot! It was well worth the $10 entry fee ($5 for kids) and gave us a good flavour of the island's history. Some super views too. Take a bottle of water though it's hot up there and the tour took longer than we expected (although we did ask lots of questions!).
Written 4 August 2017
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Jennifer L
Wylie, TX13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We stopped by to learn some of the history of Turks and Caicos. We were told originally it was called Blue Caicos. We listened to the history of the plantation and all the industries the island has had.
Written 3 August 2017
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sue n
Hillsborough, NJ18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Just as the beaches are a must-see, so is Cheshire Hall. Its fascinating and the reviews are correct. Joe, the tour-guide is wonderful. He is an extremely knowledgeable and kind man, native to Turks and Caicos. He thanked us for visiting as if we were a guest in his home before he guided us around the plantation, teaching us about not only the Stubbs grounds but of the rich history of the island itself. He answered each and every question we asked with patience and grace, allowing us to smell different plants like fresh lemon grass and basil grown right on the plantation. He truly made our day better. I believe in the importance of learning the history of the country you’re visiting as well as its people. Unfortunately continuing development threatens to bulldoze the islands' vital history. Yes the beaches are extremely beautiful, but take a moment and learn about the soil you’re standing on and who stood on it before you. It’s worth it :) Thanks Joe!
Written 28 May 2016
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