Landmarks on Eleuthera

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When it comes to the Out Islands of the Bahamas, it is more often the thought of peace and tranquility that draws tourists in than landmarks of which there are often few.  Eleuthera, however, is rich with landmarks that speak to the culture that is so prominent here – from a big tree to a former military base, and even a haunted house.  

Historical Sites

Attractions Map

If you like to learn about the history of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your stay. To obtain full details regarding each site, just click on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is Big Tree at Palmetto Point. It is North Palmentton Point, in southeastern Eleuthera. The tree is not only awe inspiring in its appearance, but it offers plenty of shade. Most people who drive by stop to snap a picture, and others will bring a picnic lunch and relax on the roots while they eat.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Harbour Island Haunted House. It is Harbour Island, in northwestern Eleuthera. According to legend, the mansion served as the home of a wealthy family until, one day, the family vanished in the 1940's. Over the years the mansion was left alone.

NAVFAC Base: The NAVAC, short for US Naval Facility, is a military ghost town. Built in the 1950's and abandoned in the 1980's, the facility has been allowed to slowly decay over the last few decades.

View the following table for information concerning sites of historical interest on Eleuthera.

Historic Sites On Eleuthera
Name Phone Location Island
Albert Johnson Memorial -- 0.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Big Tree at Palmetto Point -- 1.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central South Palmetto Point Eleuthera
Harbour Island Haunted House -- 0.8 mi. South of Central Dunmore Town Harbour Island
NAVFAC Base -- 6.4 mi. Northwest of Central Governors Harbour Eleuthera
Tarpum Bay Castle -- 0.2 mi. East of Central Tarpum Bay Eleuthera

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may explore some other intriguing local landmarks on Eleuthera.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Eleuthera
Name Type Location Island
Bannerman Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Bannerman Town Eleuthera

If you want to learn about a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to expand your planning horizon. Make your way to this article about even more attractions if you'd like to find additional information.

 

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