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.
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.
Salt Cay is a good option for those wishing to visit Government House, because visitors to this part of Turks and Caicos will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With only a few accommodations in the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site, relatively little tourist movement might be bargained on.
Location: Salt Cay
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