Frederick Lutheran Church

Photo Credit: © Connie Ma CC BY

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. Known for its massive mahogany alter, the church is even today wildly popular among islanders today.


Lovers of architecture won't want to miss a chance to tour this church, and worshipers are welcome to join in on Sunday services.

Staying Close

Consider staying in downtown Charlotte Amalie if you plan on visiting Frederick Lutheran Church, since travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There are a respectable amount of hotels around the neighborhood around Frederick Lutheran Church.

Hotels near Frederick Lutheran Church
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) NW
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) NNE
Hotel 1829 Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) N
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (1.4 km) NE
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) NW
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) N
The Crystal Palace B & B 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

If you find yourself hungry after viewing the historic site, no problem -- you will find a great concentration of local dining spots near this attraction. Jen's Island Cafe And Deli, which serves American meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. The restaurant is a small distance off, but distant enough that you may need to arrange for taking advantage of some method of transport to arrive. Herve's Restaurant & Wine Bar and Natural Livity are a couple other restaurant options close to Frederick Lutheran Church. At Natural Livity you and your companions should test out vegetarian fare and experience the flavors of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

Visitors may tour the church between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A combination of neo-classical and Gothic revival architecture is what makes this building so unique. An ornate bell tower, stained glass window, and arched doorway all aid in making this spot a beautiful one.


There is no admission fee charged to tour the church.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 776-1315


Location: 7 Norre Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas


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