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

Downtown Christiansted is a good option for those wishing to visit Government House, because visitors to this area of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy site access throughout their trip. Although the area isn't a major tourism destination, you will still have a handful of lodgings to choose from.

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

If you work up an appetite viewing this historic site, you're in luck, since you're going to find an impressive array of restaurants in this area. The most proximate restaurant is Namaste Cafe, where they dish out their specialty: coffee. The restaurant is only around less than a hundred yards from this landmark, so stop in and peruse the menu. The Courtyard Restaurant and Tavern 1844 are some more dining options close-by. At Tavern 1844 you and your companions will be able to try a bite of American food and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the historic site aren't readily available, meaning that your smartest option is phoning in advance to confirm the property will be open to visitors during the time you and your group plan to visit.


To find out how much the museum charges, call Government House ahead of time to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 773-1404

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


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