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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse on Grand Turk Island

Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse

The Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse was built in 1852 by the British to alert ships of the shallow reef that sits nearby. It stands 60 feet tall and overlooks North Creek. The lighthouse and the keeper's house are both listed as an historic site. 

It's still in operation today but powered by electricity to help guide ships who are passing by. The light extends for 18 nautical miles. Today it's managed and operated by the Turks and Caicos National Trust. Due to safety concerns...the public can't tour the inside of the lighthouse but are free to walk around the grounds that surround it. 

Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse

The Turks and Caicos Museum houses various items, including the Frensel Lens from the lighthouse. If you would like to learn more about the lighthouse history or history of the'll want to pay the museum a visit while you're there. 

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