Named for the towering tropical fruit tree that shades its front lawn, Guinep House, also known as the Turks & Caicos National Museum, is located in historic Cockburn Town, TCI’s capital city. The whitewashed colonial building itself was constructed almost two centuries ago using materials salvaged from various shipwrecks. Inside, you’ll find exhibits detailing many fascinating maritime disasters, including the Molasses Reef Wreck of 1505, the first recorded European shipwreck anywhere in North or South America. In addition, you can explore the history of pre-colonial native peoples, delve into the details of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, learn about TCI’s role in the Space Race, and much more. Exhibits on the variegated flora and fauna of the islands abound, and just outside Guinep House, the museum’s own garden offers a tranquil setting for visitors to reflect on the rich natural and cultural history of Turks and Caicos Islands.
Address: Front St, Cockburn Town TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands