Government House

The old Government House (also known as the Old Commissioner's House and the Government Guest House) dates back to a time when the island was ruled by Jamaica. During that time, the pristine building was the center of social life on the island, hosting weddings and garden tea parties constantly. Today, the property stands in disrepair as the preservation society works slowly to bring it back to its former glory.

What to Expect

At this time, the property is still being restored and tours are unavailable. Tourists interested in catching a glimpse of an important piece of island architecture, however, can view it from outside the gates.

Surrounded entirely by a traditional stone wall which was made from mortar created from crushed conch as well as local stone, the building itself features architectural design typical of the island in the early 1880s. This includes no fancy roof lines in order to save on local resources, cedar and tin shingles, and a stone kitchen.

Staying Close

Government House is located on Salt Cay, meaning guests staying in this area of Turks and Caicos will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, particularly since there are very few hotel rooms nearby.



Contact Information

Location: Salt Cay


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