AAA Editor Notes
Turks and Caicos National Museum is in Guinep House on Front Street. The building, constructed in the mid-1800s of native stone, houses artifacts from the 1513 Molasses Reef shipwreck, said to be the oldest European wreck discovered in the Western Hemisphere. A 7-minute film is presented. Several exhibits portray the culture and natural history of the islands. Of interest is the Lighthouse, Diving and USA Servicemen exhibits. Artifacts from what is thought to be the oldest Lucayan Indian site in the Bahamian archipelago, dating to 750 A.D., also are displayed. Museum guests have complimentary access to an adjacent botanical and cultural garden.