Armbrister Plantation Ruins

Before you make your way up Mt. Alvernia to the Hermitage, you will come across the Armbrister Plantation Ruins. Built in the mid 1700's, this structure is the second oldest in the Bahamas. Full of history, and a great start to a wonderful hike, this is a spot you don't want to miss.


Though the mansion was burned by enslaved Africans before their emancipation in 1834, pieces of the structure still stand today, including doorways and walls. From here, you can see the beautiful scenery which includes the bay. It is built upon hilly and bushy terrain, which is great for visual interest, but requires some care while walking.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Armbrister Plantation Ruins may choose to book their trip on Cat Island, since visitors to this area of the Bahamas will have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, particularly since there are so few lodgings close.

Hotels near Armbrister Plantation Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Gilbert's Inn Hotel 4.2 mi. (93.0 km) NW
Fernandez Bay Village Villa complex 4.2 mi. (93.0 km) NW
Island Hoppinn Hotel 4.5 mi. (92.5 km) NW
Hallover's Inn Hotel 5.6 mi. (90.6 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

A nearby beach that will often pull in some historic site guests, is New Bight Beach.


Operating Hours

The site is open between sunrise and sunset.


Visiting the site is free.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 354-2043
FAX: (242) 354-2176

Location: Mt Alvernia, Cat Island


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