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

In case you enjoy learning about the history of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting some of these historical sites while vacationing on Eleuthera. You can click on the site names to see additional information.

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: Adventurous guests willing to make the journey are able to explore the abandoned military complex. With buildings in ruins and various items still littering the floor.

Look through the chart below for more information 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

Vacationers can experience some other worthwhile attractions on Eleuthera.

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

Bear in mind that Eleuthera has additional attractions. To learn about more other attractions for Eleuthera, click this link.

 

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