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Address: Great Exuma
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This ruined cotton plantation serves as a striking reminder of the island's...

This ruined cotton plantation serves as a striking reminder of the island's colonial past.

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Very Cool!! Worth Exploring!

I basically drove with my family all over Exuma, and one day we drove as far south as we possibly could. On the way back we stopped here at the Bowe Family Plantation. It was easy... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
BZimm08
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Olathe, Kansas
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It was impossible to get into this site for us. We found it but you should literally be wearing long pants and closed toe shoes to get to it - and then you'd be roasting hot! Not sure it's worth trying. I have a feeling this was better to be seen a while ago or possibly if they trim it... More 

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Thank WorldieTravels
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We eventually found the ruins on Little Exuma a short drive beyond Santanna's bar and grill. From Georgetown keep driving south until you pass Santanna's (30 mins) and look out for the Blue Bahamas Heritage sign. If you're driving south, you should turn off to the left. The building is very much in ruins but is worth the visit. An... More 

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1 Thank KR_UK84
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We got a bit disappointed by the location as it was almost impossible to explore the place due to the bushes. We didn't get to see around.

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Thank Ally S
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I remember visiting the island as a child and coming to see the plantation ruins. This is such an amazing part of history to not make the trip to the tip of Exuma to witness. I can't remember if this is on Little Exuma or not. Basically, just take the road all the way to Little Exuma and you will... More 

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2 Thank kyliemauer
Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I basically drove with my family all over Exuma, and one day we drove as far south as we possibly could. On the way back we stopped here at the Bowe Family Plantation. It was easy to spot, I believe there was a Historical Marker here. It is a plantation that lies in ruins, which was neat to explore and... More 

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3 Thank BZimm08
Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Took at tour around Great Exuma and this was one of the stops. Really enjoyed learning about the history of the island

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2 Thank Adeyemi O
Halfmoon Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Really interesting to see these buildings and to try to imagine the layouts and uses of rooms. Interesting where the ruins are sited in relation to the countryside.

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3 Thank Kym B
New Providence Island
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This was much more interesting than we expected. The old house were in ruins but you could walk through and explore; there was so much stuff that I could have taken home. The place has been left to the goats but it was fantastic to look around. Could not find the toombs. Things are different from the first reviewer in... More 

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1 Thank Brunei110
Little Exuma
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

this former cotton plantation lies in ruins, though in its remains, one can achieve a clear picture of the structural arrangement of the house, including the kitchen and the slave quarters. Interesting visit!

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