Landmarks in Charlestown

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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

If you like to expand your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Charlestown. Just click on each place's name to see more information.

A landmark worth visiting is Museum of Nevis History. It is situated in Charlestown. There are several main areas of the museum that all offer different aspects of history and learning. One floor, dedicated to Horatio Nelson, shows the history of Nelson, his career in the English Navy, and the role he played in securing England's hold in Europe and the Caribbean.

Another landmark worth visiting is Horatio Nelson Museum. It is located in the heart of Charlestown. Stop into the Nelcon Museum between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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 following chart enables you to get more information about some museums to consider 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

If you like to experience the history of foreign countries, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Charlestown.

Many travelers choose to visit Bath Hotel Historic. It is found in the heart of Charlestown. Today, the hotel is used for various government purposed, and the pools are free to use. The water is full of volcanic salts, and very therapeutic.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Charlestown Courthouse. It can be found 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.

Look through this table to see sites of historical interest 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

Guests can explore some other interesting sites worth visiting in and near the area.

Some of the other kinds of landmarks in and near Charlestown are summarized here:

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

Keep in mind that you will find additional attraction types available too. Click on this link to see our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Charlestown.

 

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