Charlestown Landmarks

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Most of the important cultural and historic landmarks on the island of Nevis are centered on the town of Charlestown, which is also the main port of entry.  Visitors, regardless of where they are staying, can easily arrive on the island, spend a few hours checking out sites and learning about local heritage before continuing on to their lodgings. 

Museums

Museum of Nevis History

Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. To learn additional information regarding each museum, try clicking on the name.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Museum of Nevis History. It is located within Charlestown. The museum is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday, as well as 9:00am until noon on Saturday.

Another landmark worth visiting is Horatio Nelson Museum. It is found in the heart of Charlestown. Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson lived from 1758 to 1805, and although he was born in Anguilla, was stationed on the island of Nevis with the British Royal Navy long enough to fall in love with prominent local Fanny Nisbet. Now, tourists can learn about the life of the admiral via a collection of his personal belongings at the Horatio Nelson Museum.

Nevisian Heritage Village: Located on what was once a busy sugar plantation and cotton ginning station, the Nevisian Hertiage Village allows guests to see what life was once like on the island by touring refurbished home sites and gardens.

The table right below lists some key facts regarding museums you might enjoy in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Charlestown
Name Phone Location
Horatio Nelson Museum (869) 469-0408 Central Charlestown
Museum of Nevis History (869) 469-0408 0.9 mi. West of Central Charlestown
Nevisian Heritage Village (869) 469-5521 4.3 mi. East of Central Charlestown
Sports Museum -- 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown

Historical Sites

Enjoy learning some of the historical roots of foreign countries? If yes, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions while on vacation in Charlestown.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Bath Hotel Historic. It is located in the heart of Charlestown. Built it 1778, the Bath Hotel is considered to be the first tourist hotel on Nevis and in the Caribbean. Foreshadowing the era to come, the hotel and spa welcomed visitors to relax in their spas and to enjoy the tropical island.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Charlestown Courthouse. It is situated at Charlestown Library and located in the heart of Charlestown. If you walk up the stairs to the second floor of the Charlestown Courthouse, not only will you discover a lovely sanctuary that houses the public library, but you'll feel as though you've walked into the underside of an overturned boat. The exposed beams on the ceiling were designed to look like the hull of a ship, and many people stop here simply to take a picture of the unique room.

Hamilton House: The Hamilton House is the birth place of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father the of the United States. Today, it also serves as the location of a museum.

Be sure to look at this table to learn more about historic sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Charlestown
Name Phone Location
Bath Hotel Historic -- Central Charlestown
Charlestown Courthouse (869) 469-5521 Central Charlestown
Fort Charles -- 1.2 mi. West of Central Charlestown
Hamilton House (869) 469-3015 0.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Charlestown
Historic Jewish Cemetery -- Central Charlestown
Montravers Estate -- Nelson's Spring, 1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Charlestown
Nevis Slave Market Ruins -- 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Charlestown

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers may enjoy some other interesting places to visit in and near the area.

The other kinds of landmarks in and near the area are summarized in the table below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Charlestown
Name Type Location
Christena Memorial Plaque Monument 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown
South Nevis Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlestown

Luckily, you can find some other types of attractions. You can go to this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you want to get additional details.

 

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