Map of Attractions in Charlotte Amalie

1 | Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul

In 1848 the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul was originally consecrated as a parish church, though today it serves as the territory's Roman Catholic diocese. Aside from worship, tourists often visit this spot for the awe-inspiring murals that depicting biblical scenes.

Travelers can find this historical site within Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from the center of Charlotte Amalie.

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2 | Market Square

Originally built as a slave market, this old square is now filled with the products and produce of the native farmers and workers looking to sell their wares. Stop by not only to see how a nation can adapt from even the ugliest of histories, but maybe to get a good deal too.

This historical site can be found a short distance from Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, and is on Curacao Gade.

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1 | Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim

Built in 1833, this National Historic Landmark since 2001 has served the Jewish population on the island for over 175 years. Come explore the St. Thomas Synagogue and learn about this active minority and how they have become a welcomed part of the island's heritage.

Travel west-northwest for a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from the center of Charlotte Amalie to find this historical site, which is located at Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim.

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2 | Dutch Reformed Church

The Dutch Reformed Church, now known as the St. Thomas Reformed Church has been meeting for 362 years straight, making it one of the oldest continually meeting congregations in North America. Though the location has moved several times, their motto and mission remains the same.

This historical site is situated at Dutch Reformed Church, and is less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim.

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3 | Haagensen House

Originally built towards the end of the 19th century, Haagensen House was owned by Danish businessman Hans Haagensen. Today, the building has been restored and features a number of items original to the home for visitors to enjoy.

This museum is located just outside the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie, and is a short distance from Dutch Reformed Church.

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4 | Educators Park

Guests can find this park just outside the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie, within walking distance from Haagensen House .

5 | Emanicipation Garden

This urban park is dedicated to the abolition of slavery on St. Thomas in the year 1848. There are two memorials in the park that too are dedicated to freedom and human rights.

This park is near the center of downtown Charlotte Amalie, and is a short distance from Educators Park.

6 | Liberty Bell

Given as a gift from the United States Federal Government in 1950 in honor of freedom and democratic tradition, this replica of Philadelphia's famous Liberty Bell stands as park of the Virgin Island's greater memorial to emancipation and freedom.

This historical site is at Emanicipation Garden.

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7 | Ninety-Nine Steps

As some of the few remaining staircases built by the Danes around 1750, these stairs offer an insight as to the early urban planning and development the Danish government had done for the island. This particular staircase is still a convenient way to climb up the hills away from the coast.

Situated on Between Kogens Gade and Blackbeard Hill, this historical site is located a short distance from Liberty Bell.

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8 | Frederick Lutheran Church

Built in in the late eighteenth century, the Frederick Lutheran Church was the first church to be built on St. Thomas, and only the second Lutheran Church to be built in the entire western hemisphere. As the center of the state religion on Danish St. Thomas, this grand building was once the center of the cultural and spiritual life on the island.

This historical site is a short distance from Ninety-Nine Steps, and is at Frederick Lutheran Church.

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9 | Fort Christian

Once the center of the community, Fort Christian has had many roles since its completion in 1680. Over the course of its history it has been the governor's residence, a church, a jail, a town hall, a and a court.

Go about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Frederick Lutheran Church to reach this historical site, which is situated on Fort Pladsen Gade.

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10 | Botanical Gardens at Blackbeard's Castle

Located at the popular Blackbeard's Castle is four acres of terraced gardens. While not the main draw to the attractions the botanical gardens here certainly add to the tropical ambiance and make for a relaxing place to tour.

Situated at The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle, this botanical garden is located a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Fort Christian.

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11 | Caribbean World Amber Museum

Amber is an important gemstone in the Caribbean, so much so that there are several museums that focus all of their energy on the popular stone -- including Caribbean World Amber Museum at Blackbeard's Castle.

Guests will be able to find this museum within the domain of The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle.

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12 | Blackbeard's Castle

Blackbeard's Castle serves as one of five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This historical site is situated at The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle.

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13 | Legislature Building

The Legislature of the Virgin Islands is the official government of the US Virgin Islands, and the Legislature building is where they write, debate, and pass laws. As a US territory, their international laws are handled by the US Congress, but the majority of jurisdiction of local policy occurs here.

This historical site is located a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Blackbeard's Castle, and is in the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie.

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14 | Seven Arches Museum

Since 1993, Seven Arches has been the home of Barbara Demaras and Philibert Fluck who have opened the historic building to the public for tours. This spot offers visitors a great opportunity to view a home set up to reflect life on the island of Charlotte Amalie in the past.

Travel a short distance from Legislature Building to get to this museum, which is located at 18 AB Dronningens Gade.

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15 | FDR Park

This park is located in the city of Charlotte Amalie, a short distance from Seven Arches Museum.

16 | Roosevelt Park

Travel less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from FDR Park to find this park, which is located in the city of Charlotte Amalie.

17 | Memorial Moravian Church

This memorial-church was built to honor a century and a half history of the Moravian denomination in the USVI, a protestant form that dates back to the Holy Roman Empire in 1457.

Interested visitors will be able to find this historical site within Memorial Moravian Church, less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Roosevelt Park .

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1 | Bluebeard's Castle

Named for an infamous pirate, Bluebeard's Castle was built in 1689 by the Danes as a fortress. Now, the castle stands on the property of a time share resort of the same name, as a landmark with little use outside of its historic beauty and majesty.

This historical site is at Bluebeards Castle, and is a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from the center of Charlotte Amalie.

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1 | Solberg Farm

Travelers will find this zoo at 78 Solberg, just 0.5 miles (0.7 km) from the center of Charlotte Amalie.

2 | Trust Museum

The St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum is a small museum set by the St. Thomas Historical Trust as their physical head quarters. Here, visitors are taken on a guided tour of the island's history by passionate trust members who believe in the mission of the trust.

Found on Kongens Gade, this museum is from Solberg Farm.

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1 | Creque Marine Slipway

Built in the 1840s the Creque Marine Slipways is one of the oldest, and possibly the oldest, steam powered marine railways. It was used to bring large boats a shore.

This historical site is less than a mile west-southwest of Charlotte Amalie, on Hassel Island and on property at Hassel Island Historic Park.

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2 | Fort Shipley Ruins

Built during the British Occupation, Fort Shirley was meant to fortify the harbour and secure British Naval Supremacy. However, in time the fort would find itself slowly crumbling and forgotten.

This historical site is a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Creque Marine Slipway Ruins, on Hassel Island and within the premises of Hassel Island Historic Park.

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1 | Rock Bar Gaming

Every night is a good night at the Rock Gaming Bar. Grab a drink and test your luck as you how fun in the intense atmosphere and listening to the current music hits.

Go southeast for a short distance away from Charlotte Amalie to get to this gambling arcade, which is located within Port Of Sale Mall.

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2 | Paradise Point Sky-Tram

Take a ride up to Paradise Point and while doing so enjoy the amazing views from the sky-tram. You will climb higher and higher up the mountain until you finally reach the Paradise Point shopping area.

Interested guests can find this cable car a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Rock Bar Gaming.

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1 | Hassel Island Historic Park

Once connected to St. Thomas at the edge of the harbor, this island was separated and turned into a completely new island by the Dutch who hoped to create better water circulation. Today it is privately owned, but an important natural and historical landmark.

From Charlotte Amalie, this park is located less than a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the northeast of the center of Charlotte Amalie. It is on Hassel Island.

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1 | Butterfly Garden

Come explore the fascinating world of butterflies at the Butterfly Garden. Located at the end of the Havensight cruise ship dock, this is a great relaxing place to visit where you see exotic species of butterflies from around the world including South America, Asia and Africa.

You will find this botanical garden on the southern outskirts of Charlotte Amalie, only 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the center of Charlotte Amalie.

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1 | Garrison House

The Garrison House was part of the general fortification on Hassel Island constructed by the British as part of the defense of St. Thomas. The Garrison House was part of Fort Willoughby, though unlike the fort, the Garrison House is still in relatively good shape, with the roof still operational.

This historical site is located at Fort Willoughy Ruins, on Hassel Island. It'll be less than a mile south of the center of Charlotte Amalie.

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The interactive map above shows the location of 29 attractions in Charlotte Amalie.

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Points of Interest Near Charlotte Amalie
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Blackbeard's Castle 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Bluebeard's Castle 0.5 mi. East of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Botanical Gardens at Blackbeard's Castle 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Butterfly Garden 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Caribbean World Amber Museum 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Creque Marine Slipway Ruins 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Dutch Reformed Church Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Educators Park Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Emanicipation Garden Downtown Charlotte Amalie
FDR Park 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Fort Christian Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Fort Shipley Ruins 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Frederick Lutheran Church Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Garrison House 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Haagensen House Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Hassel Island Historic Park 0.8 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Legislature Building Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Liberty Bell Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Market Square Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Memorial Moravian Church 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Ninety-Nine Steps Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Paradise Point Sky-Tram 1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Rock Bar Gaming 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Roosevelt Park 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Seven Arches Museum Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Solberg Farm Downtown Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas Historical Trust Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim Downtown Charlotte Amalie

 

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