St. Thomas Historical Trust

Photo credit © St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum
 

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 visitors to this area of the Virgin Islands will have easy museum access for the duration of their trip. Even though the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll nevertheless find a sizable number of lodgings to pick from.

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
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.4 mi. (0.3 km) NE
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.4 mi. (0.4 km) NNE
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) NE
Hotel 1829 Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

There are a few nearby outdoor activities to engage in during down time, when you and your group aren't exploring St. Thomas Historical Trust. Travelers who will enjoy showing their talents around the green, can do so at the most convenient option, which is Herman E. Moore Golf Course. Long moments can also be enjoyed at Sprat Bay Beach, the nearest beach. Plus, your group will likely run into a couple other golf and beach opportunities in the neighborhood. Guests will encounter additional interesting places out of the sun in the vicinity. You'll find a couple of additional attractions worth visiting in the area -Market Square and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul- each of them found not far from 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

Website: http://stthomashistoricaltrust.org/

Email: execdirector@stthomashistoricaltrust.org

Location: Kongens Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

 

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