Cockburn Town

  • The capital of the archipelago is a small and picturesque city surrounded by the saltworks.
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    Cockburn Town

    The capital of the archipelago is a small and picturesque city surrounded by the saltworks.

Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Turks and Caicos Islands

The capital of the archipelago is in Grand Turk and is a small and picturesque town surrounded by saltworks. Homes are made of white limestone or wood painted in the colours of the neighbouring environment and small stone walls protect them from wild donkeys. Front Street and Pond Street have most of the business activity and administrative buildings. Visit the Turks and Caicos National Museum at the corner of Front Street and Murphy Alley; it is an eclectic collection of antique items providing us with relics of the island's history (stamps, locks, cannons, beds, etc). The sections dedicated to the history of salt extraction and sub-marine life are quite interesting.

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