Landmarks on Nevis

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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.

Museums

Museum of Nevis History

In case you like to expand your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation on Nevis. You can click on the museum names for detailed information.

Many travelers choose to visit Museum of Nevis History. It is located within Charlestown, Nevis. There are several main areas of the museum that all offer different aspects of history and learning. One floor, dedicated to Horatio Nelson, shows the history of Nelson, his career in the English Navy, and the role he played in securing England's hold in Europe and the Caribbean.

Another option 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 table below enables you to learn some key facts regarding some museums worth checking out on Nevis.

Museums On Nevis
Name Phone Location
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
Sports Museum -- 3.3 mi. South of Central Cades Bay

Historical Sites

Do you like learning some of the historical roots of countries you visit? If so, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites while vacationing on Nevis.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bath Hotel Historic. It is situated in Charlestown, Nevis. Built it 1778, the Bath Hotel is considered to be the first tourist hotel on Nevis and in the Caribbean. Foreshadowing the era to come, the hotel and spa welcomed visitors to relax in their spas and to enjoy the tropical island.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Charlestown Courthouse. It is situated at Charlestown Library and found in 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: These ruins were once a small Chapel was known as St. Mark's of Ease. It was built in 1824 by Nevian President John Cattle as a place where both he, his family, and his slaves could worship together.

Review this table for a listing of historic sites on the island.

Historic Sites On Nevis
Name Phone Location
Amerind Archaeological Site -- 4.8 mi. East of Central Charlestown
Bath Hotel Historic -- 0.7 mi. West of Central Charlestown
Boiling House Ruins -- 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
Fort Ashby -- 3.5 mi. North of Central Charlestown
Fort Charles -- 1.2 mi. West of Central Charlestown
Hamilton House (869) 469-3015 Charlestown, Central Nevis
Historic Jewish Cemetery -- 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown
Horatio Nelson Landing Site -- 3.4 mi. North of Central Charlestown
Jumby Estate -- 5.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cades Bay
Montravers Estate -- 1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Charlestown
Nelson's Lookout -- 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown
Nevis Slave Market Ruins -- 3.2 mi. South of Central Cades Bay
New River Estate -- 6.0 mi. Southeast of Central Cades Bay
Site Of Jamestown -- 0.4 mi. South West of Central Cades Bay
Southern Boiling House -- 3.0 mi. East of Central Charlestown

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers can experience some other intriguing local landmarks on Nevis.

The table right below lists more details on other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Nevis
Name Type Location
Christena Memorial Plaque Monument 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown
South Nevis Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.4 mi. South of Central Cades Bay

If you would prefer having more attractions beyond just these, you can think about other possibilities. Take advantage of this extended discussion dedicated to even more attractions if you'd like additional specifics.

 

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