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Hamilton's Cave

Archaeological Site
Inside Hamilton's Cave – Permission granted to Long Island Tourist Office

Hamilton's Cave is the largest cave system in The Islands of The Bahamas. The Lucayan Indians were thought to have lived here about 500 A.D. and many Lucayan artifacts were discovered in 1936. The cave is named after the small settlement called Hamiton's, located south of Salt Pond. It is owned and operated by Mr. Leonard Cartwright, a Long Island native.

The cave system, with some passages over 15 meters wide and 3 meters high, have parts that have never been explored. It is popular with both tourists and natives alike.

The cave lies just a few hundred feet off Queen's Highway. You can only visit with an experienced tour guide, otherwise you will get lost. Guided Cave Tours are available.

Accessibility Notes

The area is not suitable for someone who is physically challenged or in a wheelchair.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not recommended.

Time Period Represented

500 A.D.


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Seasons Open

Year Round


Adults $15.00 / Children $8.00

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