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Fortune Hill Plantation

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This former cotton plantation at Fortune Hill was owned by Mr. Burton Williams, a Loyalist, and was the largest one on the island in its day, covering more than three square miles. Located in the middle of San Salvador’s eastern coast, the ruins of the Great House are still standing. It represents the height of Georgian architecture, the dominant British colonial style of the 18th and early 19th century, and was constructed from cut limestone.

You can also see remnants of slave quarters, and on the left side of the complex are agricultural buildings that were used for storage, stables and work spaces. An octagonal-shaped building, with a missing roof, was formerly the latrine or library (depending on who you talk to), and was build over a sink hole. The estate also had the only gin mill on the island at the time.

Time Period Represented: Late 1780's

Visitor Fees (if any): None

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes: This site is not easily accessible to those with mobility impairments or persons in wheelchairs.

 Pet Friendly Notes
Only leashed pets are allowed, but they must be controlled.
 

For More Information, Contact:

San Salvador Tourist Office

ssmajor@bahamas.com

Queen's Highway, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-1928 · fax (242) 331-1927
Administrator's Office-San Salvador
General Delivery, Cockburn Town, SS
(242) 331-2202 · fax (242) 331-2221

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Latitude: 24.019710000
Longitude: -74.452663000
Elevation: 22 FT (7 M)
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