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These ruins are located at the base of Mt. Alvernia and the Hermitage in New Bight. The Great House or mansion was built 1755-1760's (pre-Loyalist period) by Henry Hawkins Armbrister, a Scotsman. It is touted as the second oldest structure in The Bahamas.

The mansion was burned by enslaved Africans during a revolt before the Emancipation of Slaves in 1834. Some of the walls are still standing, and the doorways frame the great view of the bay that the Armbristers themselves must have enjoyed.

Hours Open: Sunrise to Sunset

Time Period Represented: Mid to late 1700s

Seasons Open: Year Round

Visitor Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

The terrain is hilly and bushy, so care should be taken by persons who are physically challenged or in wheelchairs.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are allowed.

For More Information, Contact:

Jackson McIntosh
General Delivery, Arthur's Town, CI
(242) 354-2043 · fax (242) 354-2176

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 24.324137000
Longitude: -75.434570000
Elevation: 56 FT (17 M)
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