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Aerial view of Hope Town, Elbow Cay, The Abacos
 
 
 
Boats at Hope Town Marina
View of the waterfront in Hope Town
Queen's Highway on the way to the beach
Road to Hope Town Beach
Hope Town's main beach
Fence with Yellow Elder Trees
Loyalist House and street signs
Loyalist House with picket fence and trees
Loyalist Houses
House with a parked bicycle, one of the main forms of transportation here.
Miniature house with picket fence
Picket fence with trees
Loyalist house with picket fence
Picket fence with bench
Loyalist house with picket fence
Loyalist house with picket fence
House with lignum vitae tree
St. James Methodist Church
Front of Hope Town Museum
Front of Hope Town Museum
Inside Hope Town Museum
Hope Town Fire Station
One of the many memorial plaques along the streets of Hope Town.
St. James Methodist Church, Hope Town
View of the Hope Town Harbour from the Back Street
Tahiti Beach, Hope Town
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This settlement (formerly know as Great Harbour) is well known for its attractive candy-striped lighthouse and boat building. The lighthouse, a favorite photo subject now, was quite controversial when it was under construction in 1863 because, up until then, the island’s residents had been making a comfortable living by salvaging ships that wrecked on the offshore reefs.

Hope Town was founded by descendants of the Loyalists in 1785, and there are still many fine examples of Loyalist architecture to be seen. They include Toad Hall, which was constructed in 1880 and restored in in 1975, and Butterfly House, behind which is the burial site of Wyannie Malone Russell and Thomas Russell.

Referred to as the "Hollywood of Abaco," Hope Town hosts a number of events each year that draw crowds from all over ‒ the Hope Town Music Festival, Patrick Davis Songwriters Festival, Hope Town Heritage Day, and Box Cart Derby.

Time Period Represented: Late 1700s to Late 1800s

Visitor Fees (if any): None

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes: It is accessible by ferry from the mainland. Persons who are physically challenged or in wheelchairs should have no difficulty getting around, but care should be taken in hilly areas.

 Pet Friendly Notes
Leashed pets are allowed but should be controlled.
 

For More Information, Contact:

Abaco Tourist Office

wferguson@bahamas.com

Government Complex, P.O. Box AB-20663, Marsh Harbour, CO
(242) 699-0152 · fax (242) 699-0161

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