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Fortune Hill Plantation

Historic Site or District
Main Kitchen Fire Chimney – JMJ

This former cotton plantation at Fortune Hill was owned by Mr. Burton Williams, a Loyalist, and was the largest one on the island in its day, covering more than three square miles. Located in the middle of San Salvador’s eastern coast, the ruins of the Great House are still standing. It represents the height of Georgian architecture, the dominant British colonial style of the 18th and early 19th century, and was constructed from cut limestone.

You can also see remnants of slave quarters, and on the left side of the complex are agricultural buildings that were used for storage, stables and work spaces. An octagonal-shaped building, with a missing roof, was formerly the latrine or library (depending on who you talk to), and was build over a sink hole. The estate also had the only gin mill on the island at the time.

Accessibility Notes

This site is not easily accessible to those with mobility impairments or persons in wheelchairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Only leashed pets are allowed, but they must be controlled.

Time Period Represented

Late 1780's


Seasons Open

Year Round



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