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, since visitors to this region of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Despite the fact that the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll still find a good selection of lodging options to pick from.

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

If you work up an appetite while viewing the historic site, don't worry -- you can find a plentiful supply of dining options in the vicinity. Jen's Island Cafe And Deli, which offers American fare, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. It's maybe around less than a hundred yards from this site's location, so grab a table and dig in! Also close-by, you will find options like Natural Livity and Ideal Restaurant where you and your group will want to eat some Trinidadian fare and enjoy the culture 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, downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas



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