Grand Turk is one of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the site of the capital, Cockburn Town.
Grand Turk gained international attention in 1962 when John Glenn's Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft landed in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island off the southeast shoreline.
Grand Turk is the islands' seat of government and commerce, as well as their historic and cultural center. The Turks & Caicos National Museum, situated on the waterfront, tells the story of the oldest shipwreck discovered in the Americas and exhibits rare prints and manuscripts from all of the islands.
Things to See & Do
• Gibbs Cay
• Blue Water Divers
• Turks & Caicos National Museum
• Front Street
• Diving, yachting & big-game fishing