Caicos Heritage House

Photo credit: © Turks and Caicos National Museum
 

Part of the Turks and Caicos National Museum, the Caicos Heritage House is an authentic replica of what would have been a typical island dwelling in the 1800s. Visitors can explore the grounds of the exhibit and get an idea of what life was like two centuries ago.

Offerings

Guests have an opportunity to explore exhibits that were meticulously created after many hours of careful research. The overall goal is to offer an authentic preservation of history. The Caicos Heritage House gives visitors a first-hand understanding of life on the islands in the 1800s.

Seeing this exhibit will give you a better appreciation for what life in the Turks and Caicos Islands was like during most of the past 160 years. The Caicos Islanders well adapted to the climate and environment, both on the land and in the water.

One of the goals of this museum is to preserve knowledge of past life styles and traditional use of foods and medicinal plants, which is in danger of slipping away as the oldest residents pass away. They are encouraging older residentes to come forward with their knowledge and stories, so that the Museum can preserve them and share them with tourists and younger members of the local community

Staying Close

Grace Bay is a good option for those wishing to visit Caicos Heritage House, because those staying in this part of Turks and Caicos will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There are a notable collection of hotels in the neighborhood surrounding Caicos Heritage House.

Hotels near Caicos Heritage House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Sands At Grace Bay Resort 0.3 mi. (1.2 km) NW
The Inn at Grace Bay Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.8 km) NNE
The Somerset On Grace Bay Hotel 0.3 mi. (1.6 km) W
The Palms Turks and Caicos Resort 0.4 mi. (1.7 km) W
Le Vele Condominiums Resort 0.4 mi. (0.8 km) N
Gansevoort Resort 0.4 mi. (1.0 km) N
Sibonne Beach Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (1.5 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

Set toward the southwestern outskirts of Grace Bay, Caicos Heritage House is on the premises of The Regent Village, and happily welcomes customers who are lodging in this area of Providenciales. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check it out.

The Caicos Heritage House is part of the Turks and Caicos National Museum, which is located in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk. However, the Heritage House is located on Providenciales.

If you find yourself hungry after spending time at this historical site, no problem -- there is a numerous supply of food and drink options within traveling distance. The closest eatery is Cactus Bar & Grill, which serves up Caribbean dishes. Smokey's On The Bay and Crackpot Kitchen are some of the additional refreshment choices nearby. At Crackpot Kitchen you can not end your meal without ordering a plate of their specialty, desserts, among others.

Information

Operating Hours

The Turks and Caicos National Museum and the Caicos Heritage House opens at 9am and closes at 1pm Monday - Friday. They are closed weekends and holidays.

Payment

General admission into the museum is $10.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (649) 941-5358 Or (649) 247-2161

Location: Providenciales, Front Street, Grace Bay, Providenciales

Website: http://tcmuseum.org/

Email: info@tcmuseum.org

 

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