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.
Situated near the heart of Hassel Island, Hassel Island Historic Park invites local residents and travelers lodging on this part of the island or nearby. However, even if you aren't staying nearby, you are free to drop by to check out the sights. If you're curious, Charlotte Amalie is less than a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the northeast.
Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area is chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this park. The most convenient place to eat to Hassel Island Historic Park is, which offers Chinese dishes. It is just about a half mile away, so grab a table and dig in! and offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities where visitors will be able to enjoy the local cuisine in the Virgin Islands.
Active travelers that like parks, and would like to see others, ought to think about Garrison House, which is a quarter mile away Hassel Island. You might also think about heading to , which is another nearby attraction.and ; the first of which is less than a mile to the north-northeast of this park. There are some additional attractions nearby, including
An outdoor park is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Hassel Island Historic Park.
|Garrison House||Historic Site||0.4 mi. (1.6 km)||ESE||Hassel Island||Hassel Island|
|--||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|
|Other Activities/Excursions||0.7 mi. (0.4 km)||NE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||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|
|Legislature Building||Historic Site||0.8 mi. (0.2 km)||NNE||Downtown Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
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