Tierra del Fuego’s first estancia, Harberton, was founded in 1886 by missionary Thomas Bridges and his family. The location earned fame from a stirring memoir written by Bridges’ son Lucas, titled Uttermost Part of the Earth, about his coming of age among the now-extinct Selk’nam and Yaghan people. Available in English, the book is an excellent introduction to the history of the region and the ways of the indigenous peoples.
In a splendid location, the estancia is owned and run by Thomas Bridges’ descendants. There’s lodging available and day visitors can take guided tours (featuring the island’s oldest house and a replica Yaghan dwelling), dine at the restaurant and visit the Reserva Yecapasela penguin colony. It’s also a popular destination for birdwatchers.