Landmarks in Red Hook

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Overlooking the Pilsbury Sound, it can be hard for visitors to tear their gaze away from the beautiful shoreline and the water beyond which is speckled with colorful sailboats and features waters in hues that are almost unbelievable.  When the time finally comes to do some sightseeing, visitors will find that nearby Charlotte Amalie is the center of history here, and a few hours spent exploring the town will tell you all you need to know about local history and culture.  

Museums

Seven Arches Museum

Assuming you like to learn about other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Red Hook. To see full details concerning each museum, try clicking on the name.

One popular destination is The Virgin Island's Children's Museum. It is located within downtown Charlotte Amalie, 5.2 mi. West of central Red Hook. The Virgin Islands Children's Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Another landmark worth visiting is Seven Arches Museum. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie, 5.2 mi. West of central Red Hook. Restored to resemble the home as it was set up by the original owners, guests who tour Seven Arches will be transported back in time to the mid-19th century.

Haagensen House: Originally built towards the end of the 19th century, Haagensen House was owned by Danish businessman Hans Haagensen. Today, the building has been restored and features a number of items original to the home for visitors to enjoy.

The chart just below offers more details concerning the available museums nearby.

Museums Near Red Hook
Name Phone Location
French Heritage Museum (340) 714-2583 Frenchtown, 5.9 mi. West of Central Red Hook
Haagensen House (340) 776-1234 5.3 mi. West of Central Red Hook
Seven Arches Museum (340) 774-9295 5.2 mi. West of Central Red Hook
St. Thomas Historical Trust (340) 774-5541 5.5 mi. West of Central Red Hook
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum (340) 643-0366 5.2 mi. West of Central Red Hook

Historical Sites

Bluebeard's Castle

In case you like to experience the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a few of these historical sites during your stay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Bluebeard's Castle. It is located within Charlotte Amalie, 4.9 mi. West of central Red Hook. Named for an infamous pirate, Bluebeard's Castle was built in 1689 by the Danes as a fortress. Now, the castle stands on the property of a time share resort of the same name, as a landmark with little use outside of its historic beauty and majesty.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Memorial Moravian Church. It is situated in Charlotte Amalie, 5.1 mi. West of central Red Hook. The church has office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. There are also several services on Sunday.

Fort Willoughy Ruins: After occupying St. Thomas, the British built this fort, Fort Willoughy directly on top the captured Danish one. Today, the fort stands in ruins, though has fared better than its sister positions on Hassel Island.

Take a moment to read the table just below for a list of sites of historical interest nearby.

Historic Sites Near Red Hook
Name Phone Location Island
Bluebeard's Castle (340) 774-1600 4.9 mi. West of Central Red Hook St. Thomas
Fort Christian (340) 776-4566 5.2 mi. West of Central Red Hook St. Thomas
Fort Willoughy Ruins -- 5.2 mi. West of Central Red Hook Hassel Island
Frederick Lutheran Church (340) 776-1315 5.2 mi. West of Central Red Hook St. Thomas
Garrison House -- 5.2 mi. West of Central Red Hook Hassel Island
Legislature Building (340) 774-0880 5.2 mi. West of Central Red Hook St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church (340) 776-0066 5.1 mi. West of Central Red Hook St. Thomas

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may discover some other intriguing local attractions nearby.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is located within Charlotte Amalie, 4.4 mi. West of central Red Hook. Take a ride up to Paradise Point and while doing so enjoy the amazing views from the sky-tram. You will climb higher and higher up the mountain until you finally reach the Paradise Point shopping area.

Some of the other types of landmarks close to Red Hook can be seen below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Red Hook
Name Type Location Island
Buck Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.2 mi. South West of Central Red Hook Buck Island
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 4.4 mi. West of Central Red Hook St. Thomas

If you would prefer having a wider variety of attractions beyond just these, you should look at other locations. To reach our guide to other attractions, visit this page.

 

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