Landmarks on Jost Van Dyke

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.   

Museums

In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation on Jost Van Dyke. Just click on each place's name to read complete information.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit North Shore Shell Museum. It is situated in Little Carrot Bay, East-Southeast of Jost Van Dyke. The North Shore Shell Museum is located in Carrot Bay, and is truth is a bit cluttered and over run with shells. If just looking at thousands of seashells sounds a bit on the boring side, never fear.

Another landmark worth visiting is 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It is located in Road Town, East of Jost Van Dyke. Current operating hours at the museum are from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m., though sometimes these hours are extended to 4:00 p.m.

Folk Museum: Check out old stone tools, pottery and shipwreck items and pick up a t-shirt or souvenir.

The chart directly below provides you with some details regarding some museums worth checking out near Jost Van Dyke.

Museums Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Phone Location
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum (284) 494-9206 0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central downtown Road Town
Eugene O'Neal Museum -- 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

Historical Sites

Callwood Historic Distillery

Do you like discovering the history of places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions during your stay.

Belmont Archaeological Site is a historical site close to 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 landmark worth visiting is Vigilant Sloop. It is found in Frenchman's Cay, Southeast of Jost Van Dyke. Dry rot and popped planks have docks Vigilant, but not necessarily for good. The estimated damage is $40 thousand, and although the government is not able to afford to put that kind of money into a boat, there is still hope that she'll be out on the channel again one day.

St. Michael Church Ruins: Once reportedly headed by a pirate priest, St. Michael Church now stands in ruins on the North Beach Coast.

Take a minute to read the chart below to learn more about historical sites near Jost Van Dyke.

Historic Sites Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Phone Location Island
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

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors will discover some other interesting local landmarks within reach of Jost Van Dyke.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Type Location Island
Historic Main Street Walk Scenic Trail Downtown Road Town Tortola

If you are seeking a wider range of points of interest beyond just these, you should look farther afield. If you want to find out more about other attractions by clicking here.

 

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