Brown House

Built in the early 1800's, Brown House was the first house built on Salt Cay. It was originally the home of a local salt merchant and over time has been thoroughly restored by the Salt Cay Preservation Foundation.

What to Expect

While the Brown House is closed to the general public, guests may rent the property as a villa.

The Brown House gets its name from the brown wood roof made of cedar shingles and often complimented with driftwood, shipwrecks, and other lumber found on the island. The rest of the house is generally white and comes includes an enclosed patio on the second floor, wide open grounds, and a wonderful view of the ocean.

Staying Close

Balfour Town is a good option for those wishing to visit Brown House, since travelers to this area of Turks and Caicos will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, perhaps because there are very few hotel booking options nearby.

Hotels near Brown House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Tradewinds Guest Suites Guest house 0.1 mi. (0.8 km) NNE
Castaway Salt Cay Cottages 0.2 mi. (0.9 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Dining possibilities are a bit scarce in the immediate vicinity close to this historical site. The most nearby restaurant is Coral Reef Bar and Grill, which serves Caribbean meals. Also near Brown House you and your party will come across eateries including Island Thyme Bistro and Pat's Place where you should make it a point not to ask for your check without ordering a plate of their specialty seafood.


Contact Information


Location: Balfour Town, Salt Cay


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