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.
In case you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Red Hook. Click on the each name for full details.
A common landmark for vacationers is Seven Arches Museum. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie, 5.2 mi. West of central Red Hook. Since 1993, Seven Arches has been the home of Barbara Demaras and Philibert Fluck who have opened the historic building to the public for tours. This spot offers visitors a great opportunity to view a home set up to reflect life on the island of Charlotte Amalie in the past.
Another popular destination is Caribbean World Amber Museum. It is a part of The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle and located in Charlotte Amalie, 5.3 mi. West of central Red Hook. A unique exhibit at Caribbean World Amber Museum offers a replication of a Dominican Rainforest, filled with amber that has been formed with insects, leaves, and other debris within them. Also on display is a collection of amber jewelry, Baltic Sea amber, and Ukrainian amber.
Haagensen House: See what life was like for the wealthy in the early days of St. Croix with a tour of Haagensen House. Each room is furnished from the period that the home was originally built and features a wealth of memorabilia.
The following table provides some key facts regarding some available museums nearby.
|Caribbean World Amber Museum||(340) 776-1234||5.3 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|
Do you enjoy learning some of the historical roots of foreign countries? If yes, you might want to visit a few of these historical sites during your time in Red Hook.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors 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 found 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.
Take some time to look through the following table for more information on historic sites nearby.
|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|
Visitors can experience some other intriguing sites worth visiting nearby.
Many travelers choose to 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 table below offers more information about other kinds of places of interest to travelers.
|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|
Needless to say, Red Hook has additional attractions. If you're interested, obtain more information about other attractions by following this link.
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