Frederiksted Landmarks

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If you're looking to learn more about the culture and history of Frederiksted, head to the area dubbed as the Historic District. It is located in an area surrounded by the shore, Fort Frederick, the cemetery, and Fisher Street.  Within, visitors can explore on their own or take a guided tour, stopping to look within several museums, historic family homes, and of course, the fort. 

Museums

Estate Whim Museum

If you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Frederiksted. Click on the each name for more information.

One popular destination is Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. It is found within the heart of Frederiksted. Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm and by appointment.

Attractions Map

Estate Whim Museum: The estate is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday as well as Cruise Ship days other than Sunday. Their hours are generally 10:00am to 3:00pm, though they are open until 4:00pm on select days; call for more information.

Lawaetz Family Museum: The Lawaetz Family Museum is open for tours between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The chart directly below enables you to get more details regarding a few museums in and around Frederiksted.

Museums In and Around Frederiksted
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (340) 772-2622 Central Frederiksted
Estate Whim Museum (340) 772-0598 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Frederiksted
Lawaetz Family Museum (340) 514-0312 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Frederiksted

Historical Sites

Fort Frederik

In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of foreign countries, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions during your stay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Fort Frederik. It is situated in the heart of Frederiksted. Visitors are welcomed to stop by and take a look around the fort, which also contains a gift shop. Here, you can find the perfect souvenir to bring home with you.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Estate Mount Washington Plantation. It is found 2.2 mi. North of central Frederiksted. Visitors can expect well maintained trails that will take them through beautiful landscapes and large ruins of the sugar mill that was once here. There are no guides though, so you will have to imagine for yourself how the plantation would have functioned.

Look through the table just below for a listing of historical sites in and around Frederiksted.

Historic Sites In and Around Frederiksted
Name Phone Location
Estate Mount Washington Plantation (340) 772-1026 2.2 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
Fort Frederik (340) 772-2021 Central Frederiksted
Good Hope Plantation Ruins -- 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Frederiksted

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may discover some other interesting sites to visit nearby.

If you want to observe the distillery process, consider visiting Cruzan Rum Factory. Tours are offered between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Additionally, if the more functional aspects of living by the sea interest you, you might enjoy a visit to Hams Bluff Lighthouse. First lit in 1915 under the Danish Government, Hams Bluff Light is still in service, lighting the night sky for sailors approaching the island in the dark.

Some of the other kinds of landmarks close to Frederiksted are listed in the following chart.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Frederiksted
Name Type Location
Cruzan Rum Factory Distillery 2.1 mi. East of Central Frederiksted
Hams Bluff Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.0 mi. North of Central Frederiksted

If you are looking for more attractions beyond the category on this page, you can find others. Those wanting to get more information about other attractions by following this link.

 

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