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Once you've had your fill of Green Turtle Cay's aquatic diversions, you can visit a museum and wander the streets of New Plymouth, the historic waterfront village, journeying back in time to the 18th century.

New Plymouth celebrated its bicentennial in 1984 by establishing the Memorial Sculpture Garden to honor Loyalists and some of their notable descendants, including Albert Lowe, a pioneer boat-builder and historian, and African-Bahamian Jeanne I. Thompson, the second woman to practice law in The Bahamas. At the memorial, across from New Plymouth Inn on Parliament Street, you can read about some of the Loyalists who came to The Bahamas from New England and the Carolinas. Statues are also dedicated to those people who were enslaved in these islands. This garden is laid out in the pattern of the Union Jack flag.

There isn't much shopping here, but consider a visit to Ocean Blue Gallery, adjoining Plymouth Rock Liquors & Cafe on Parliament Street (tel. 242/365-4234). This two-room outlet has one of the best collections of local artwork in the Abacos, including original sculptures and paintings.

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