One of the major businesses in Anguilla for a time was the exportation of cotton to England. Old Factory is a still standing reminder of this trade, serving as the historic spot where a great deal of the island's cotton was ginned. Today, the building is home to the Anguilla Tourist Office.
While most of the original ginning machinery was lost after the Old Factory was closed, what remains has been put on display for guests visiting the Tourist Office to peruse.
After the factory originally closed, several businesses took their turn at trying to occupy the space, and over time renovations were made to accommodate these businesses. Luckily, much of the original architecture is still in tact, including the Dutch hip roof.
The Valley is a good option for those wishing to visit Old Factory, since guests staying in this region of Anguilla will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. With just a small number of hotels in the area within the vicinity of this historical site, less tourist traffic might be anticipated.
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There are a handful of closely located outdoor activities to participate in during the times when you and your party aren't taking in Old Factory. Guests who are interested in testing their talents on the green, will want to do so at the nearest option, which is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, think about checking out Crocus Bay, which is the closest beach to Old Factory. Though the selection isn't overly extensive, a couple other equally enjoyable beach and golf options exist in the area. Site visitors will find themselves close to a small selection of additional sites within a short distance. A short distance away is , one of only a couple extra interesting spots available in the immediate surroundings of the historic site.
The Anguilla Tourist Office, and thus the Old Factory, is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closing from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
Entry into the Old Factory is free.
Phone Number: (264) 497-2759
Location: the Valley, Anguilla
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