Landmarks on Eleuthera

Photo credit: © Jesper Jurcenoks

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

Enjoy discovering the historical roots of foreign countries? If yes, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions during your vacation. You can click on the site names to learn full details.

A common landmark for vacationers 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. The mansion has been gutted and does not offer any service. However, for special events, party planners in the area light thousands of candles in the grounds, a beautiful experience popular with those getting married.

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.

You can look through this table to read more about 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 can enjoy some other intriguing sites worth visiting on Eleuthera.

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

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