Scale House

Since 1856, ships carrying trade through the port in Christiansted would be inspected by this early weight station, similar to the ones that can be seen for trucks on the highway.


While there are not many exhibits are attractions at the Scale House, visitors can ask some of the staff all the questions you have about the history of the city and island.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Christiansted if you plan on visiting Scale House, since visitors to this part of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With only a few hotels in the region within the vicinity of Scale House, only a little tourist traffic should be bargained on.

Hotels near Scale House
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
King Christian Hotel Hotel St. Croix 0.0 mi. (0.1 km) W
Hotel Caravelle Hotel St. Croix 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) W
Hotel on the Cay Hotel Protestant Cay 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) N
Holger Danske Hotel Hotel St. Croix 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) W
Club Comanche Hotel St. Croix 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) WSW
Carringtons Inn Hotel St. Croix 1.0 mi. (1.6 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite while viewing the historic site, don't worry -- you'll find a great concentration of food offerings in the vicinity. Anna's Cafe, a restaurant where they specialize in coffee, and offers convenient access to the historic site. Anna's Cafe is just about less than a hundred yards from this landmark, so stop by and try something off the menu. Also close-by, you and your companions will find options including Gary's Bakery Deli and Harbor Master Beach Club where you should try a bite of Caribbean meals and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

The Scale House is open until 4:30pm everyday of the week. It opens at 8:00am during the week, while on the weekends it opens an hour later at 9:00am.


For price of admission, dial up Scale House ahead of time to determine how much, or if they charge.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 773-1460

Location: King Street, downtown Christiansted, St. Croix



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