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.
Assuming you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Charlotte Amalie. Try clicking on the name of each museum to learn complete information.
A landmark worth visiting is St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum is a small museum set by the St. Thomas Historical Trust as their physical head quarters. Here, visitors may catch a glimpse of the island's history or arrange for a guided tour from dedicated trust members.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting 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.
Haagensen House: Originally built towards the end of the 19th century, Haagensen House was owned by Danish businessman Hans Haagensen. Today, the building has been restored and features a number of items original to the home for visitors to enjoy.
The table directly below lists a few details regarding some available museums in Charlotte Amalie.
|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|
|St. Thomas Historical Trust||(340) 774-5541||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|The Virgin Island's Children's Museum||(340) 643-0366||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
If you like to immerse yourself in the history of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting some of these historical sites during your time in Charlotte Amalie.
One popular destination is Memorial Moravian Church. It is situated in 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 within 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.
Be sure to look through this table to find out more about historical sites in Charlotte Amalie.
|(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|
Travelers may enjoy some other intriguing sites to visit in and near Charlotte Amalie.
A common landmark for vacationers is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is situated in 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 following table enables you to get more details concerning other kinds of places of interest to visitors.
|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|
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