Nevis Landmarks

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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.


Museum of Nevis History

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.

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

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 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.

Take a minute to read this table for information concerning historical 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 will experience some other interesting landmarks on the island.

Other kinds of landmarks on Nevis are displayed in the following chart.

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 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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