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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Since this was our second time visiting TCI I wanted to learn more about the island so we decided to take this historical tour of Cheshire Hall Plantation. It was easy to find. There's a large sign on the road and on the website it tells you it's located in between the hospital and St. Monica's church and across from Royal Jewels. We had Mr. Simmons as our tour guide. He was very nice and knowledgeable. Along the way, he stops and picks local berries and plants for you to smell and taste. He kept the tour moving because we went at 1pm which was probably not a good idea since it's the hottest time of the day and I thought it was going to be inside but it's ruins so it's mostly outside and there is no cover but Mr. Simmons directed us toward the shade whenever there was the opportunity. It's was about a 35 minute tour. It's something different to do other than the beach and a nice way to learn about the island you are visiting.

1  Thank NinaAndro
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

This was a great immersion into TCI's past, culture, natural wealth and beauty.

It felt great supporting the Turks & Caicos National Trust, though pleasure was all mine.

Simmons, thank you for guiding me throughout this enriching journey. I particularly enjoyed the anecdotes and how lively the visit was. I did not see the time pass. See you next time when I take some more friends to discover TCI.

Thank AissinaD
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Friend staff and very knowledgeable staff about the colonial history of the island and one of its first major trading crops.

Thank pfg504
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Worth visiting. You see and learn about the history of the islands and the ruins are worth seeing. Always take a day off the beach and visit sites.

Thank zaphod2000
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Daverine did an excellent job explaining to us the history of the Turks and Caicos culture with a hands on approach. He had us smell the local plants and explained how they were used. He also thought of us and showed us where the shade was. He was a very gracious host and a wonderful guide.

Thank Morgan O
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

An excellent history lesson of the plantation life on Provo in the 1700-1800's. You can see the ruins of a slave's house, kitchen and owner's house and various plants.

Thank Papa_Bob_NewJersey
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the plantation on Tue 5 June in the afternoon and were fortunate to have Deverine Simmons as our guide. Deverine made the tour fun, extremely interesting and he has a good sense of humour.
The flora and fauna were an added bonus. We learned a lot and think it's $10 well spent. Highly recommend for all ages. Thanks Deverine.

1  Thank CaraMia24
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Deverine Simmons was an amazing tour guide! He is super friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was cheap and you get to hear the history of early Turks and Caicos. Well worth the time and it’s right off of Leeward highway.

Thank Kenneth F
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This is a place to visit and learn about the history of Turks and Caicos. Daverine knows a lot about the plantation and he is funny too. If you read this Mr. Simmons, please remember to answer this question ( from the Colombian tourist ) : When and Why did the currency changed from Brittjish Pounds to American Dollars ?

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Thank JuankAthens
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

My husband and I are visiting TCI for our honeymoon. We enjoyed the tour proved by Mr. Simons. Not only was it something different to do, but a way to learn about the islands history.

Thank Anything_Water
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