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

If you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Red Hook. Try clicking on the name of each museum for additional information.

A common landmark for vacationers 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 common landmark for vacationers 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: 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 chart just below shows a few details concerning some museums you might enjoy 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

Do you enjoy learning about the history of foreign countries? If yes, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions during your stay.

A landmark worth visiting is Bluebeard's Castle. It is situated 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 popular destination is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, 5.1 mi. West of central Red Hook. The Memorial Moravian Church is a fully functioning church. While historical, there is not much for the tourist other than to appreciate the value and architecture of the building.

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.

View this table for more information about historical 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

Travelers may discover some other intriguing landmarks close to Red Hook.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is 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 nearby. 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 want to learn about more attractions beyond just these, you might want to think about other possibilities. Those interested can find out more about other attractions by clicking on this link.

 

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