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

St. Thomas Historical Trust

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.

Attractions Map

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.

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
St. Thomas Historical Trust (340) 774-5541 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum (340) 643-0366 Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Historical Sites

Blackbeard's Castle

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.

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

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.

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

If you would prefer having a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to think about other possibilities. For more in-depth coverage of other attractions, visit this page.

 

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