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“For History Buffs”

Cheshire Hall Plantation
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US$ 90.00*
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Providenciales Island Tour
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

As a student of history, a visit to the Cheshire Hall Plantation was a must for me.
While difficult to find, it is just steps off the Leeward Highway near downtown Provodenciales.
Our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and personable. Though granted 5,000 acres by the Crown for a cotton plantation, the Plantation grew cotton for only about two decades before the boll weevil ingested the cotton. Cotton still grows on the site, and our guide showed us several cotton twigs in different stages of growth.
Tragically, some 700 slaves were imported from Florida to work the fields and there are several ruins of their quarters still remaining.
Also, the ruins of the Stubbs Manor at the crown of a hill still remains and one can envision what the view was like 200 years ago.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

It was a little difficult to find so if not with a tour get exact directions to the location, but absolutely worth our trouble. Tristian walked us all over the ruins and explained in great detail the history , ask for his group when u go, I think you may need to get tickets before you get there .

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed two great weeks in Turks & Caicos over Christmas. There is so much to offer - water, beach, dining and shopping, but please don’t leave this history lesson off your list. We were taken back in time as we learned the history of the Island and this historic plantation. We had a wonderful guide (from the Bahamas), who also shared great knowledge of the plants found throughout the plantation.

1  Thank John O
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

My husband & I toured Cheshire Hall Plantation as a part of a day tour from Beaches T&C resort. We felt like this was a very interesting tour that provided us historical insight into the T&C islands. Our friendly guide was well spoken and eager to answer any questions that arose during the tour. We saw old historical buildings including slave quarters and structures that were significant during the times of cotton production and slavery in the T&C islands (in the 1800’s). We saw the destructive impact of Hurricane Ike (2008) on the Main House. We felt it was a worthwhile stop given that it provided us further historical insight into the T&C islands than we heard elsewhere on our vacation. Wear sunscreen & walking shoes given that much of the tour is outdoors on uneven ground.

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