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

Government House is located in downtown Christiansted, so guests staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy site access throughout their trip. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, especially as there are very few hotel booking options close.

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'll find a great concentration of restaurants near this attraction. Namaste Cafe, a restaurant where they specialize in coffee, and will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Namaste Cafe is only about less than a hundred yards from this landmark, so stop by and place your order. The Courtyard Restaurant and Tavern 1844 are a couple other dining possibilities in the area. At Tavern 1844 you and your party can try a bite of American meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call in advance to get the exact hours of operation.


Arrive at Government House with plans to give over the total cost of admission, which your group can learn by calling ahead.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 773-1404

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


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