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.
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.
|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|
|--||3.3 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
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 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.
|--||4.8 mi. East of Central Charlestown|
|Bath Hotel Historic||--||0.7 mi. West of Central Charlestown|
|--||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|
|--||3.5 mi. North of Central Charlestown|
|--||1.2 mi. West of Central Charlestown|
|(869) 469-3015||Charlestown, Central Nevis|
|--||0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown|
|--||3.4 mi. North of Central Charlestown|
|--||5.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cades Bay|
|--||1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Charlestown|
|--||2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Charlestown|
|--||3.2 mi. South of Central Cades Bay|
|--||6.0 mi. Southeast of Central Cades Bay|
|--||0.4 mi. South West of Central Cades Bay|
|--||3.0 mi. East of Central Charlestown|
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.
|Monument||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Charlestown|
|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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