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 enjoy expanding your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To learn complete information about each museum, try clicking on the name.
A common landmark for vacationers is St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is found within downtown Charlotte Amalie. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Many travelers also choose to visit Seven Arches Museum. It is found in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Restored to resemble the home as it was set up by the original owners, guests who tour Seven Arches will be transported back in time to the mid-19th century.
Caribbean World Amber Museum: Amber is an important gemstone in the Caribbean, so much so that there are several museums that focus all of their energy on the popular stone -- including Caribbean World Amber Museum at Blackbeard's Castle.
The chart right below provides some key facts concerning some museums to choose from in the area.
|Caribbean World Amber Museum||(340) 776-1234||0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown 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|
Enjoy learning about the history of places you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing in Charlotte Amalie.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located in Charlotte Amalie. The church has office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. There are also several services on Sunday.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Blackbeard's Castle. It is found within The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle and located in Charlotte Amalie. Blackbeard's Castle serves as 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.
Look through the following table to find out more about sites of historical interest in the area.
|(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|
Guests may explore some other worthwhile local attractions in and near Charlotte Amalie.
One popular destination is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is found within southeastern Charlotte Amalie. The Paradise Point Sky-Tram will save you aches and time as you effortlessly climb up the mountain to Paradise Point. While the peak mainly has only gift shops and other tourist oriented services, the view is alone worth the trip.
The chart just below shows a few details concerning other kinds of attractions of interest to travelers.
|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 that you'll be able to find plenty of other kinds attractions available. You can go to this page which is all about even more attractions if you want to get some more details.
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