Government House

Built in 1830 by the Dutch, this grand house housed the Governor of the islands until 1871 when the Dutch moved the capital to the island of St. Thomas. Today, the house is used mainly for historical education and cultural events.


The cream colored house features a grand staircase that can be accessed from three sides, like a peninsula descending to the ground level.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Christiansted if you plan on visiting Government House, as visitors to this part of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, perhaps because there are very few lodgings in the vicinity.

Hotels near Government House
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
King Christian Hotel Hotel St. Croix 0.1 mi. (0.1 km) NNE
Hotel Caravelle Hotel St. Croix 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) NW
Holger Danske Hotel Hotel St. Croix 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) WNW
Club Comanche Hotel St. Croix 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) W
Hotel on the Cay Hotel Protestant Cay 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) NNE
Carringtons Inn Hotel St. Croix 0.9 mi. (1.6 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious vacationers might also be taken in by the region because of the opportunities for outdoor options. Tourists who enjoy trying out their ability at the golf course, will want to do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Buccaneer Golf Course. Long days can also be spent at Sugar Beach, the most close-by beach. Though the outdoor options above are the most convenient to access, you will still find several similar opportunities in the sun. Visitors will also find multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. Located only a short distance away are another pair of interesting sites nearby you may want to check out--The Lutheran Church and Apothecary Hall.


Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call ahead for their operating hours.


Show up at this site with plans to hand over the cost of admission, which your party can learn by phoning ahead.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 773-1404

Location: 4126 La Grande Princesse, downtown Christiansted, St. Croix


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