Red Hook Landmarks

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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

If you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. Click on the each name to see detailed information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is The Virgin Island's Children's Museum. It is located in 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 popular destination 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 following chart summarizes a few details concerning some museums to consider 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 learn about the history of a foreign place, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing in Red Hook.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is 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 popular destination is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located within 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.

Look through the table below for a listing of sites of historical interest near Red Hook.

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

Visitors will discover some other intriguing attractions close to Red Hook.

A common landmark for vacationers is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, 4.4 mi. West of central Red Hook. The Paradise Point Sky-Tram will save you aches and time as you effortlessly climb up the mountain to Paradise Point. While the peak mainly has only gift shops and other tourist oriented services, the view is alone worth the trip.

Some of the other types of landmarks close to Red Hook are displayed in the following table.

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

Of course, Red Hook includes other attraction types. To visit our guide to other attractions, check out this page.

 

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