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

Assuming you like to learn about other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Nevis. Click on the each name to read full details.

Many travelers choose to visit Museum of Nevis History. It is located in 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.

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 offers some key facts regarding some museums to choose from 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

If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of a foreign place, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions during your vacation.

A common landmark for vacationers is Bath Hotel Historic. It is found 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Charlestown Courthouse. It is found within Charlestown Library 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.

Review this table to see historic sites on Nevis.

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

Guests will discover some other interesting sites worth visiting on the island.

The following chart provides you with more details regarding other kinds of places of interest to travelers.

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 are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond this category, you can look at other locations. Take advantage of this article dedicated to even more attractions if you'd like to discover more information.

 

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