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

Consider staying in downtown Christiansted if you plan on visiting Scale House, as travelers to this part of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy site access throughout their trip. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, especially as there aren't many places to stay close.

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

Energetic visitors may likely be attracted by the region because of the possibility of outdoor activities. Historic site patrons looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf should consider going to the closest course, Buccaneer Golf Course. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, think about heading over to Sugar Beach, which is the closest beach to Scale House. While the options above may be the closest, there will still be an exciting selection of equally enjoyable beach and golf options. Historic site visitors will also find a fair number of other interesting places to get away from the sun within a reasonable distance. Just a short distance away you will find another pair of nearby places you may want to check out--Customs House and Steeple Building.


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.


Arrive at this site with plans to hand over the total cost of admission, which your group can figure out by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 773-1460

Location: King Street, downtown Christiansted, St. Croix



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