Eleuthera Landmarks

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

Do you enjoy learning about the history of places you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting some of these historical sites during your stay. You can click on the site names to see more information.

Many travelers choose to visit Big Tree at Palmetto Point. It is North Palmentton Point, in southeastern Eleuthera. Often a point of reference when locals give out directions, Big Tree at Palmetto Point is not only tall stretching 25 feet into the air, but as big around as a small shack.

Another landmark worth visiting 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.

View the table below for more information on historic sites on the island.

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 discover some other interesting places to visit on the island.

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

Of course, there are some other kinds attractions available. For more details about other attractions, visit this page.


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