Landmarks in Charlotte Amalie

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Charlotte Amalie has a storied history that dates back to well before it was discovered to the western world in the seventeenth century.  You can learn all about life of on the island through the years, take in historic architecture, and get a first hand look at how the government operates by visiting any of the numerous landmarks and other attractions available in this bustling port town. 

Museums

Seven Arches Museum

If you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. You can click on the museum names for additional information.

A common landmark for vacationers is Seven Arches Museum. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Since 1993, Seven Arches has been the home of Barbara Demaras and Philibert Fluck who have opened the historic building to the public for tours. This spot offers visitors a great opportunity to view a home set up to reflect life on the island of Charlotte Amalie in the past.

Attractions Map

Many travelers also choose to visit The Virgin Island's Children's Museum. It is found within Buccaneer Mall and located within southeastern Charlotte Amalie. The Virgin Islands Children's Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Haagensen House: Haagensen House is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The table just below provides a few details concerning some museums to consider in the area.

Museums In Charlotte Amalie
Name Phone Location
French Heritage Museum (340) 714-2583 0.6 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Haagensen House (340) 776-1234 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Seven Arches Museum (340) 774-9295 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum (340) 643-0366 1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Historical Sites

Blackbeard's Castle

In case you like to explore the historical roots of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions while on vacation in Charlotte Amalie.

A landmark worth visiting is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located within Charlotte Amalie. The church has office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. There are also several services on Sunday.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Blackbeard's Castle. It is found in Charlotte Amalie. Skytsborg Historical Park, also known as Blackbeard's Castle, is one of five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Legislature Building: The Legislature of the Virgin Islands is the official government of the US Virgin Islands, and the Legislature building is where they write, debate, and pass laws. As a US territory, their international laws are handled by the US Congress, but the majority of jurisdiction of local policy occurs here.

Check out the following chart for more information on sites of historical interest in the area.

Historic Sites In Charlotte Amalie
Name Phone Location Island
All Saints Anglican Church (340) 774-0217 0.3 mi. North of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Blackbeard's Castle (340) 776-1234 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle (340) 774-1600 0.5 mi. East of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (340) 774-0201 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Creque Marine Slipway Ruins -- 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Dutch Reformed Church (340) 776-8255 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fort Christian (340) 776-4566 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fort Shipley Ruins -- 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Frederick Lutheran Church (340) 776-1315 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Garrison House -- 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Legislature Building (340) 774-0880 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Liberty Bell -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Market Square -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church (340) 776-0066 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Ninety-Nine Steps -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim (340) 774-4312 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will experience some other intriguing landmarks in and near Charlotte Amalie.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is found within southeastern Charlotte Amalie. Take a ride up to Paradise Point and while doing so enjoy the amazing views from the sky-tram. You will climb higher and higher up the mountain until you finally reach the Paradise Point shopping area.

The chart right below enables you to learn more information about other kinds of places of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Location Island
Buck Island Lighthouse Lighthouse Buck Island, 4.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie Buck Island
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Bear in mind, Charlotte Amalie includes other attraction types. Make your way to this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you want to find additional details.

 

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