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.

Museums

Museum of Nevis History

In case you like to explore other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Nevis. To read more information concerning each museum, you can click on the name.

A common landmark for vacationers is Museum of Nevis History. It is situated in Charlestown, Nevis. The museum is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm Monday through Friday, as well as 9:00am until noon on Saturday.

A second choice is Nevisian Heritage Village. It's a museum on the edge of Nevis. Located on what was once a busy sugar plantation and cotton ginning station, the Nevisian Hertiage Village allows guests to see what life was once like on the island by touring refurbished home sites and gardens.

Horatio Nelson Museum: Housing the largest collection of Horatio Nelson memorabelia in the western hemisphere, the Horatio Nelson Museum has exhibits that feature furniture from the Admiral's flag ship, paintings of him and his family, and personal letters.

The table below provides you with more information on 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

In case you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit some of these historical sites during your stay.

A common landmark for vacationers is Bath Hotel Historic. It is located within 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit Charlestown Courthouse. It is found within Charlestown Library and located 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: The ruins still stand, and today it is a popular place for tourist and couples being married.

Be sure to look through the table below to read more about 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

Vacationers may explore some other worthwhile sites to visit on the island.

The table directly below enables you to learn a few details regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

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 want to learn about more points of interest beyond the category on this page, you might want to think about other possibilities. To navigate to our detailed guide to other attractions, see this page.

 

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