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.


Visitors who make their way to Hassel Island will undoubtedly want to explore the ruins. However, as there is no supervision on the island, keep in mind that ruins can be dangerous and their is always the hazard of collapse.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying on Hassel Island if you plan on visiting Garrison House, since those visiting this part of the Virgin Islands will have easy site access during their visit. There is a reasonably good selection of hotels around the area around this historical site.

Hotels near Garrison House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Olga's Fancy Guest house 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) NW
Bluebeards Castle Resort 1.0 mi. (0.4 km) NNE
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 1.1 mi. (0.3 km) N
Miller Manor Hotel 1.1 mi. (1.0 km) NNW
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 1.1 mi. (0.3 km) N
The Crystal Palace B & B 1.1 mi. (0.6 km) N
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast B & B 1.1 mi. (1.4 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

There are a couple of nearby outdoor options to get in on during the times when you and your group are not viewing Garrison House. Vacationers who are interested in showing their skills at the course, might want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Herman E. Moore Golf Course. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, think about heading over to Morning Star Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Plus, your group will have a chance to discover a few more outdoor choices in the neighborhood. Site visitors will find themselves close to a small number of additional sites in the area. One of the few indoor sites near Garrison House that guests will likely enjoy is Fort Willoughy Ruins.


Contact Information

Location: Hassel Island


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