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Cheshire Hall Plantation - A Fascinating Day Trip

Cheshire Hall Plantation - A Fascinating Day Trip
Are you a history buff? Do you want to learn something new about the fascinating Turks and Caicos Islands? Do you want to take a unique and educational day trip? Then look no further than CheshireHall Plantation, located off Leeward Highway on Providenciales. These quiet historical ruins provide a spellbinding glimpse of life in the Turks and Caicos Islands from a bygone era.
Inspired by Wade’s Green Plantation, a successful cotton plantation located on North Caicos, Loyalist Thomas Stubbs, decided to try his hand at cotton production. As such, he purchased the land in the 1700’s and built up the property to include a Main House, a cotton
press base, slave cabins, a kitchen, a cistern and a well. At its height of success, when cotton production was booming, Cheshire Hall was comprised of nearly five thousand acres and housed hundreds of slaves. The cotton trade was most prosperous in the 1700-1800’s, but eventually the boll weevil insect, soil degradation and hurricane damage put an untimely end to the plantation era of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Today, visitors enjoy the crumbling limestone ruins of the Great House, a rusted canon, and a modern replica of a slave cabin. Even though slavery is a dark chapter in the history of many countries, it is an important chapter to take note of in TCI, as many of the current natives are the ancestors of the slaves that were left behind when the cotton plantations closed.
So, for a day trip that will take you way back in time and provide some historical insight into how things once were, take a stroll through the grounds of Cheshire Hall. Cheshire Hall is located on a hilltop overlooking much of Provo. It is open weekdays from 8:30am to 4pm and a $10 entrance fee is charged for admission.
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