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 expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To obtain more information regarding each museum, just click on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is 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.

Another option 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: Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson lived from 1758 to 1805, and although he was born in Anguilla, was stationed on the island of Nevis with the British Royal Navy long enough to fall in love with prominent local Fanny Nisbet. Now, tourists can learn about the life of the admiral via a collection of his personal belongings at the Horatio Nelson Museum.

The following chart summarizes some key facts concerning the available museums on the island.

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 enjoy exploring the history of a foreign place, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions while on vacation on Nevis.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bath Hotel Historic. It is located within 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 landmark that often intrigues visitors is Charlestown Courthouse. It can be found at 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.

You can look through the following table for more information on 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 may enjoy some other interesting sites to visit on the island.

The table below lists more information about other kinds of attractions 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

Keep in mind that Nevis has additional attractions. To see our detailed page about other attractions, check out this page.

 

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