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.
In case you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. Try clicking on the name of each museum to read full details.
An interesting landmark worth visiting is Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. It is situated in the heart of Frederiksted. Set in a historic building on the Frederiksted waterfront, the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMCArts) is not only a museum, but a cultural center at which local residents can enjoy arts and culture. Art classes are filled regularly, guest lecturers stop by for Q&As, and many performances occur on CMCArts grounds.
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 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The chart right below summarizes some key facts concerning a few available museums in and around Frederiksted.
|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|
If you enjoy learning about the history of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions during your time in Frederiksted.
A landmark worth visiting is Fort Frederik. It is situated in the heart of Frederiksted. Fort Frederik is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Another popular destination is Estate Mount Washington Plantation. It is located 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 following table to see historic sites in and around Frederiksted.
|Estate Mount Washington Plantation||(340) 772-1026||2.2 mi. North of Central Frederiksted|
|Fort Frederik||(340) 772-2021||Central Frederiksted|
|--||2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Frederiksted|
Travelers can enjoy some other intriguing places worth visiting close to Frederiksted.
If you want to learn more about the distillery process, consider visiting Cruzan Rum Factory. One of the most well known brands of rum in the world has its home in the Virgin Islands -- Cruzan. Visitors are welcome to tour the factory and learn how rum is made now and how it has been made in eras long passed.
Additionally, if the more functional aspects of maritime life intrigue you, you should think about seeing 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 table just below enables you to get more details on other kinds of sites of interest to visitors.
|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 more attractions beyond this category, you should look farther afield. To see our complete guide to other attractions, read this article.
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