St. Thomas Historical Trust

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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.

St. Thomas Historical Trust

What to Expect

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.

The Trust Museum, located on the west side of Roosevelt Park, is recognizable by the flags that fly from the balcony. The 1840s building is set inside a garden courtyard through antique iron gates.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Charlotte Amalie if you plan on visiting St. Thomas Historical Trust, as travelers to this part of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy access to this museum for the duration of their trip. There are a fair number of hotels in the area around St. Thomas Historical Trust.

Hotels near St. Thomas Historical Trust
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Miller Manor Hotel 0.4 mi. (1.0 km) NW
The Crystal Palace B & B 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) N
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast B & B 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) N
Olga's Fancy Guest house 0.4 mi. (1.4 km) W
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.4 mi. (0.4 km) NNE
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) NE
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Those visiting St. Thomas Historical Trust will be able to find a choice of island pastimes like playing a few holes of golf and enjoying water sports within traveling distance. Guests interested in showing their aptitude at the golf course, will want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Herman E. Moore Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, think about checking out Sprat Bay Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. Though the selection isn't overly extensive, a few additional comparable outdoor options to choose from nearby. Museum guests will encounter a fair number of indoor places to visit in the vicinity. You'll find a couple of attractions -Market Square and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul- each of them found within a couple miles of the museum.

Information

Operating Hours

The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, or by appointment. Parties of six or more are asked to call in advance so that the tour guides may prepare for your arrival.

Payment

The St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum is the only free museum on the island -- though they do accept donations, which help to support the trust's projects such as restoring historic roads, buildings, and artifacts.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 774-5541

Location: Kongens Gade, downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Website: http://stthomashistoricaltrust.org/

Email: execdirector@stthomashistoricaltrust.org

 

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