If cultural attractions are an important aspect of your getaway, Jost Van Dyke may not be the perfect destination for you. This small, sparsely-inhabited island excels at offering natural attractions and is often frequented by pleasure sailors, divers, and active adventurers, but as far as historic buildings and museums to explore, there are none.
Assuming you like to learn about other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation on Jost Van Dyke. To see additional information concerning each museum, click on the name.
Many travelers choose to visit North Shore Shell Museum. It is found within Little Carrot Bay, East-Southeast of Jost Van Dyke. With ample opportunity for unique shells to wash ashore throughout the British Virgin Islands, the North Shore Shell Museum has a lot of material to work with. This is a fun spot to take kids who thrill at all the different colors and shapes of shells.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It is located in Road Town, East of Jost Van Dyke. The 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works was built by the McCleverly slaves over three centuries ago and the property continued to produce sugar, lime juice, and cotton until the 1940s.
Folk Museum: Check out old stone tools, pottery and shipwreck items and pick up a t-shirt or souvenir.
The table directly below lists some key facts concerning museums you might enjoy near Jost Van Dyke.
|1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum||(284) 494-9206||0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central downtown Road Town|
|--||0.2 mi. South of Central downtown Road Town|
|Folk Museum||(284) 494-3701 ext. 5005||0.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown Road Town|
|North Shore Shell Museum||(284) 495-4714||1.5 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay|
|Old Government House Museum||(284) 494-4091||0.5 mi. South of Central downtown Road Town|
If you like to immerse yourself in the history of a foreign place, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions during your time on Jost Van Dyke.
Belmont Archaeological Site is a historical site near Jost Van Dyke. Belmont is an archeological site near North Sound in which archeologists have procured dozens of objects from the Ostinoid period, helping them to piece together pieces of the historical puzzle regarding what life was like on the islands between the years 900 and 1 B.C.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Vigilant Sloop. It is located in Frenchman's Cay, Southeast of Jost Van Dyke. Vigilant is the mascot for sailing in the British Virgin Islands. The traditional wooden boat is 25-feet long and one of three original Tortola Sloops remaining in the islands.
St. Michael Church Ruins: Once reportedly headed by a pirate priest, St. Michael Church now stands in ruins on the North Beach Coast.
Review this table for more information about historic sites near Jost Van Dyke.
|Belmont Archaeological Site||--||2.8 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|Callwood Historic Distillery||(284) 495-9383||Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|Fort Recovery||(284) 495-4467||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Tortola|
|John Lettsom House||--||0.2 mi. West of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|St. Michael Church Ruins||--||1.3 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay||Tortola|
|The Dungeon||--||2.8 mi. South West of Central downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|Vigilant Sloop||(284) 495-4168||2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay||Frenchman's Cay|
Visitors may experience some other interesting local landmarks within reach of Jost Van Dyke.
|Scenic Trail||Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
Keep in mind, you will find a nice selection of kinds attractions available. To get more information about other attractions, go to this page.
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