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

Hassel Island Historic Park can be found on Hassel Island; it is less than a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the south west of Charlotte Amalie.

Nearby Restaurants

Don't worry if your visit to the park leaves you a bit hungry -- you'll discover a broad selection of food and beverage places in this general area. The most proximate place to eat to Hassel Island Historic Park is China Express, which sells Chinese fare. The restaurant is maybe around a half mile away, so stop in and place your order. Also close-by, you and your party will come across options like Downtown Deli and Messages Mail & More so hopefully, at least one of these close by dining establishments will delight the whole entire party.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy outdoor parks, and are interested in visiting others, might consider seeing Emanicipation Garden and Educators Park; the first is 0.9 miles to the north-northeast of this park. Other types of nearby attractions include Garrison House, which is a quarter mile away Hassel Island. You might also think about heading over to Solberg Farm, which is another attraction close by.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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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