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Around Grand Turk (2 Hours)


Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos Islands

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Around Grand Turk (2 Hours )

Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos Islands

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Though not a large island, Grand Turk has come far in the development of its infrastructure and maintains a strong connection to the US. It has an interesting history. particularly regarding N.A.S.A and the Mercury space program. During the 1950s and '60s, there was a U.S.A.F. base and space tracking station located near the current cruise pier. Several astronauts, including John Glenn and Scott Carpenter, trained at the base and they were both brought to Grand Turk after splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean after their historic space missions in 1962. To commemorate the connection to the Mercury space program and Grand Turk, there is a replica of John Glenn's capsule Friendship 7 on display at the entrance to the airport and you will see it.

As you work your way through the island and its downtown, you can stroll down Front Street and feel as if you have entered the past. Excellent displays and exhibits can be seen in the Turks & Caicos National Museum, as well as the famous Lighthouse, a great place to hang out and where you may want to attempt to feed stray donkeys. The Salt House museum is a new building constructed in the colonial style. There's an exhibit on Bermuda Sloops, the typical ship used in the salt industry. Interestingly, Bermuda Sloops were made of cedar, as oak would deteriorate within about 12 years due to the salty environment. The Salt House is located right on the edge of the Town Salina, and you can walk along the salt canals to see a working replica of a windmill.

All in all, it will be both your guide and the stops that make this a worthwhile experience.

09:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- The Turks and Caicos National Museum is an option and has a $5 entrance fee.
- The Lighthouse has a $3 entrance fee, but most people relax at the exterior and do not enter.
- The Prison Museum has a $3 entrance fee and is also an option.

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