At one time in history, North Caicos was considered to be "Plantation Country," and today Wades Green stands as the most well-preserved of the remaining plantation properties on the island.
What remains of the plantation today is ruins of the main stone house, several outbuildings, and the walls that surround the property. Unpaved paths lead through the ruins, which can make it a slightly difficult trek, but there are tiled plaques describing the buildings and their significance.
Examples of the agriculture that was once grown and tended to by the slaves here can still be seen throughout the property. The occasional sea-island cotton plant still sprouts up, as do isal and papaya.
You may enjoy staying on North Caicos if you plan on visiting Wades Green Plantation, as travelers to this part of Turks and Caicos will have easy site access throughout their trip. With only a few hotels in the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site, relatively little tourist traffic should be bargained for.
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One close-by beach spot that does attract some historic site visitors, is Sandy Point Beach.
There are no set business hours at Wades Green. They are typically open from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, but this cannot be counted on and it is best to make an appointment with the National Trust to be sure you'll be able to tour the grounds.
It costs $5(USD) for a ticket to Wades Green, and a pamphlet to aid you on a self-guided walking tour comes as part of the price. Note that tickets are not available on-site. You have to buy them at the National Trust Office.
Phone Number: (649) 946-5710
Location: North Caicos
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