Landmarks in Charlotte Amalie

Photo Credit: © Benjamin Reed CC BY
 

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

In case you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To see complete information concerning each museum, you can click on the name.

A common landmark for vacationers is St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Exhibits at the St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum include a collection of photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries, antique West Indian furniture, pirate and steam ship artifacts, and 100-year-old 3-D images. Guests will also be told about the 1867 tsunami that threatened the island.

Attractions Map

Another popular destination is Seven Arches Museum. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Seven Arches is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Haagensen House: See what life was like for the wealthy in the early days of St. Croix with a tour of Haagensen House. Each room is furnished from the period that the home was originally built and features a wealth of memorabilia.

The table just below lists more information about some museums worth checking out 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

Do you enjoy exploring the historical roots of places you visit? If so, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located in Charlotte Amalie. This memorial-church was built to honor a century and a half history of the Moravian denomination in the USVI, a protestant form that dates back to the Holy Roman Empire in 1457.

Many travelers also choose to visit Blackbeard's Castle. It is located in Charlotte Amalie. The castle is open to visitors on Tuesday and Wednesdays, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm during the high season (October through May).

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 the table below to read more about 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

Vacationers can experience some other interesting sites in and near Charlotte Amalie.

An interesting landmark worth visiting 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 other kinds of landmarks in and near the area are displayed directly below.

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

Of course, Charlotte Amalie has additional attractions. To visit our page about other attractions, click this link.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.