Landmarks in Basseterre

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There are plenty of historical and cultural landmarks to be seen in Basseterre, and most can be seen on foot.  If you start at the Pier, within an hour you'll be able to see the area's highlights which include Independence Square, several government buildings, a historic home, and two churches which are known both for their historical and architectural significance. 


National Museum

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Basseterre. Just click on each place's name to learn complete information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Museum. It is located within downtown Basseterre. The National Museum is a small, three room history museum that brings guests through the pre-Columbian era through today with very basic exhibits. While there is no tour guide available, placards provide insight into the history of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Museums In Basseterre
Name Phone Location Island
National Museum (869) 466-2744 Downtown Basseterre St. Kitts

Historical Sites

Independence Square

Do you like learning about the historical roots of foreign countries? If that's the case, you should consider visiting some of these historical sites during your time in Basseterre.

Many travelers choose to visit Independence Square. It is located within downtown Basseterre. Well named, Independence Square is the political, economic, and cultural center of the city, as well as the location of the Old Slave Market. Renamed "Independence Square" in honor of St. Kitt's independence on September 19, 1983, it helps pave a new way of freedom for the island and all of its inhabitants.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It is situated in downtown Basseterre. The co-cathedral is the current reincarnation of the Catholic Church in Basseterre. The first was destroyed by British soldiers in 1706.

Romney Manor: While today Romney Manor is home to a popular local store, it was once a plantation and estate that stretched for 6 acres.

Take a look at the following table for a listing of historical sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Basseterre Courthouse -- Downtown Basseterre
Brimstone Hill Fortress (869) 465-2609 8.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception -- Downtown Basseterre
Fort Charles -- Sandy Point Town, 9.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
Independence Square -- Downtown Basseterre
Palmetto Point Fort -- 3.5 mi. West of Central Basseterre
Romney Manor (869) 465-6253 Old Road Town, 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
The Circus -- Downtown Basseterre
Wingfield Estate -- Old Road Town, 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Berkeley Memorial Clock

Travelers can explore some other worthwhile places to visit in Basseterre.

If you're intrigued by the beer-making process, consider visiting Carib Brewery. Carib Brewery is the leading manufacturer of beer on St. Kitts. Tourists with an interest in how a large company produces such a huge quantity of well-made beer can tour the facility and learn all about the art of making beer.

Another landmark worth visiting is Berkeley Memorial Clock. It is situated at The Circus and found in downtown Basseterre. Standing in honor of former President of the General Legislative Council Thomas Berkely, this monument features a grand clock tower with four faces. On the base there is also a drinking fountain where people can get some water.

The table right below enables you to learn some key facts regarding other kinds of sites of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Basseterre
Name Type Location
Berkeley Memorial Clock Monument Downtown Basseterre
Carib Brewery Brewery 1.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Basseterre

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