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 enjoy learning about other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Red Hook. To see detailed information concerning each museum, click on the name.

An interesting landmark worth visiting 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.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Seven Arches Museum. It is found within downtown Charlotte Amalie, 5.2 mi. West of central Red Hook. Seven Arches is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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 below summarizes more details regarding some 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

Fort Christian

In case you like to explore the historical roots of foreign countries, you should consider visiting a few of these historical attractions during your stay.

A landmark worth visiting is Bluebeard's Castle. It is located in 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 common landmark for vacationers is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located 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: Visitors looking for an adventure are be able to walk through the ruins and climb the walls that remain if they so choose, as well as visit the Garrison House.

Glance through this table for a listing of historic sites 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 explore some other intriguing sites worth visiting nearby.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is found in 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.

The chart directly below offers a few details concerning other kinds of places of interest to vacationers.

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 are seeking a wider variety of points of interest beyond what's offered in this category, you might want to cast a wider net. If you need to obtain more information about other attractions on this page.

 

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