WADE'S GREEN PLANTATION

Wades Green Plantation is THE best surviving loyalist plantation in the Caribbean and the ruins of this plantation set against a forest background make an atmospheric site.

Wade’s Green Plantation is located in the settlement of Kew in North Caicos. It is regarded as one of the best surviving example of a Loyalist plantation left anywhere in the Caribbean. Wade’s Green was established in 1798 to grow cotton. Wade Stubbs was awarded 860 acres of land after he lost his property in Florida during the Revolutionary War. The plantation was originally called “Bellefield”. it is a tranquil site that has been used by the Turks & Caicos National Trust to celebrate emancipation through role-play and enactments. The site has charm and character and has great potential. It has been described as one of the finest examples of the colonial plantation buildings in existence.


The former plantation sits within an extensive area of Dry Tropical Forest, a rare and highly threatened habitat with important populations of birds and reptiles.Wade’s Green Plantation is the only known location of ship graffiti on North Caicos. Although parts of this site were reused until the early 20th Century, the ship graffiti are limited to the kitchen building. This suggests that these were drawn during the plantation period, which ended in the 1830s.


Location: Kew, North Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands

Open: Monday-Friday: 9:30am-11:30am & 2:30pm-4:00pm

The entry fee is $10 and includes a tour with a National Trust guide lasting 30 to 40 mins

Visits at other times including Saturdays can be arranged on request by prior appointment with the National Trust. Please contact the National Trust in advance (649) 232 6284

Wades Green is closed on Sunday

There are no toilets on site

Cash and pre-booked tickets. Sorry – we can’t accept credit cards here

Self-driving directions: The entrance to the Wade's Green Plantation is about 1/2 mile west of the village of Kew along the road to Bellefield Landing. It is marked by a sign post on the road. A National Trust staff member will be stationed at the top of the small rise a few yards from the main road. From here follow the dirt track for 1/4 mile and park your vehicle or bicycle. Enjoy the short and very pleasant walk up the historic King's Road to the plantation entrance. 

What to bring: Shoes with grip (i.e. not flip flops, the King's Road can be slippery), hat, water, bug spray.






FURTHER READING / IN THE PRESS 

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