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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