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

Those wishing to visit Frederick Lutheran Church may choose to book their trip in downtown Charlotte Amalie, as guests staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy site access throughout their trip. There is a reasonably varied selection of lodgings in the area within the vicinity of this historical site.

Hotels near Frederick Lutheran Church
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) NNE
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) NNE
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 Crystal Palace B & B 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) WNW
The Green Iguana Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) N
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast B & B 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

There is a small collection of closely located open air enterprises to pursue while you and your group are not viewing Frederick Lutheran Church. Guests who enjoy trying out their skillfulness on the golf course, might want to do so at the nearest option, which is Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Magens Bay, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Though you might find your options limited, a few other equally enjoyable outdoor options can be reached from Frederick Lutheran Church. Historic site visitors will encounter plenty of interesting places out of the sun in this general vicinity. There are a pair of additional attractions worth visiting in the area -The Virgin Island's Children's Museum and Seven Arches Museum- both of which are located within a few miles of the historic site.


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, downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas



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