Nevis is a quiet destination in the Leeward Islands, but quiet doesn't have to mean boring. Located here are several museums that are worth a visit, detailing the culture and history of the region, as well as plantation ruins, a lighthouse, and a few government buildings.
Assuming you like to learn about other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation on Nevis. You can click on the museum names for detailed information.
One popular destination is Museum of Nevis History. It is found within Charlestown, Nevis. The Museum of Nevis History features a variety of exhibits spanning the history of Nevis and present of Nevis. From environmental studies, Nevis history, and even some international history including a entire section dedicated to Alexander Hamilton.
A second choice is Nevisian Heritage Village. It's a museum on the outskirts of Nevis. The homes here date back to the Carib Indian era and though the structures themselves are replicas, inside are antiques and artifacts that truly give guests an idea of what it was like to live here. Structures include a rum shop, the shoe-makers shop, a black-smithy, and private homes.
Horatio Nelson Museum: Stop into the Nelcon Museum between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The chart right below enables you to learn some key facts regarding some museums to consider on Nevis.
|Horatio Nelson Museum||(869) 469-0408||3.8 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
|Museum of Nevis History||(869) 469-0408||4.0 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
|Nevisian Heritage Village||(869) 469-5521||4.3 mi. East of Central Charlestown|
|--||3.3 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
In case you like to immerse yourself in the history of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical attractions during your time on Nevis.
One popular destination is Bath Hotel Historic. It is located in Charlestown, Nevis. Today, the hotel is used for various government purposed, and the pools are free to use. The water is full of volcanic salts, and very therapeutic.
Another common landmark for vacationers is Charlestown Courthouse. It is situated at and found within Charlestown, Nevis. If you walk up the stairs to the second floor of the Charlestown Courthouse, not only will you discover a lovely sanctuary that houses the public library, but you'll feel as though you've walked into the underside of an overturned boat. The exposed beams on the ceiling were designed to look like the hull of a ship, and many people stop here simply to take a picture of the unique room.
Cottle Church Ruins: The ruins still stand, and today it is a popular place for tourist and couples being married.
Take a minute to read this table for information concerning historical sites on the island.
|--||4.8 mi. East of Central Charlestown|
|Bath Hotel Historic||--||0.7 mi. West of Central Charlestown|
|--||3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Charlestown|
|Charlestown Courthouse||(869) 469-5521||0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown|
|Cottle Church Ruins||--||0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Newcastle|
|--||3.5 mi. North of Central Charlestown|
|--||1.2 mi. West of Central Charlestown|
|(869) 469-3015||Charlestown, Central Nevis|
|--||0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown|
|--||3.4 mi. North of Central Charlestown|
|--||5.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cades Bay|
|--||1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Charlestown|
|--||2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown|
|--||3.2 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
|--||6.0 mi. Southeast of Central Cades Bay|
|--||0.4 mi. South West of Central Cades Bay|
|--||3.0 mi. East of Central Charlestown|
Travelers will experience some other interesting landmarks on the island.
Other kinds of landmarks on Nevis are displayed in the following chart.
|Monument||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown|
|Lighthouse||6.4 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
If you are seeking a wider range of points of interest beyond this category, you should look at other locations. Use this link to read our discussion of other interesting attractions for Nevis.
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