Hassel Island Historic Park

Once connected to St. Thomas at the edge of the harbor, this island was separated and turned into a completely new island by the Dutch who hoped to create better water circulation. Today it is privately owned, but an important natural and historical landmark.

The island is 135 acres and the National Park service works diligently to keep it pristine. There is much to be seen with a visit to the island including rail road tracks and the ruins of a hospital, a cemetery, a signal station, and several military sites.

Location

Situated on Hassel Island, Hassel Island Historic Park happily welcomes visitors who are rooming on this part of the island. Even if you are not staying in this location, you should consider stopping by for some fun in the sun. It is 0.9 miles south west of Charlotte Amalie.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many restaurants to choose from in the community near this park. China Express, which has a menu full of Chinese meals, is very close-by, making it a great option for park visitors. It is maybe around a half mile away, so stop in and dig in! Also within reach, you and your companions will have restaurants like Downtown Deli and Messages Mail & More so hopefully, at least one of these nearby dining establishments will appease the entire party.

Nearby Attractions

Those who like outdoor parks, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing Emanicipation Garden and Educators Park; the first is less than a mile to the north-northeast of Hassel Island Historic Park. Other types of local activities include Garrison House, which is a quarter mile away Hassel Island. Also consider heading over to Solberg Farm, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Hassel Island Historic Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location Island
Garrison House Historic Site 0.4 mi. (1.6 km) ESE Hassel Island Hassel Island
Solberg Farm -- 0.6 mi. (0.7 km) N Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum 0.6 mi. (0.7 km) N Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Market Square East Theater Other Activities/Excursions 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) NE Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
French Heritage Museum Museum 0.7 mi. (1.4 km) NW Frenchtown St. Thomas
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul Historic Site 0.8 mi. (1.0 km) N Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Butterfly Garden -- 0.8 mi. (1.2 km) E Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Market Square Historic Site 0.8 mi. (0.8 km) N Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Location: Hassel Island

Website

http://www.nps.gov/viis/historyculture/hassel.htm

 

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