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

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Frederiksted. To get additional information about each museum, try clicking on the name.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. It is situated in the heart of Frederiksted. CMCArts strives to collect and preserve original Caribbean artwork for locals as well as tourists to enjoy.

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: For more than 100 years, a prominent Dutch family has owned the beautiful white plantation home that is the Lawaetz Family Museum. It wasn't until recently that the family opened the building to the public, sharing with visitors their interesting history.

The following table offers some details regarding some the available museums in and around the area.

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) 772-0598 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Frederiksted

Historical Sites

Fort Frederik

Like discovering the history of foreign countries? If so, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions during your stay.

A common landmark for vacationers is Fort Frederik. It is located in the heart of Frederiksted. Visitors are welcomed to stop by and take a look around the fort, which also contains some artifacts and educational material.

Another landmark worth visiting is Estate Mount Washington Plantation. It is found 2.2 mi. North of central Frederiksted. Estate Mount Washington Plantation is an old sugar plantation that has been restored with great effort. The collection of ruins in the area have been renovated and a trail has been built so that guests can explore the many ruins in the area.

Review the following table to find out more about historic sites in and around the area.

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

Guests may enjoy some other worthwhile sites to visit close to Frederiksted.

If you're intrigued by the distillery process, you might enjoy visiting Cruzan Rum Factory. Tours are offered between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Additionally, if the functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you should think about visiting Hams Bluff Lighthouse. Hams Bluff Light is less a tourist attractions and more an active lighthouse located on the side of a forested hill.

The chart below lists more information on the other kinds of attractions of interest to vacationers.

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 want to learn about a wider variety of points of interest beyond the category on this page, you should cast a wider net. Use this link to see our page dedicated to other interesting attractions for Frederiksted.

 

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