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Armbrister Plantation Ruins

Historic Site
Amanda Ducross

These ruins are located at the base of Mt. Alvernia and the Hermitage in New Bight. The Great House or mansion was built 1755-1760's (pre-Loyalist period) by Henry Hawkins Armbrister, a Scotsman. It is touted as the second oldest structure in The Bahamas.

The mansion was burned by enslaved Africans during a revolt before the Emancipation of Slaves in 1834. Some of the walls are still standing, and the doorways frame the great view of the bay that the Armbristers themselves must have enjoyed.

Accessibility Notes

The terrain is hilly and bushy, so care should be taken by persons who are physically challenged or in wheelchairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are allowed.

Time Period Represented

Mid to late 1700s


Sunrise to Sunset

Seasons Open

Year Round



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