Road Town Landmarks

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Once frequented by pirates in need of a shore break from their high sea adventures, Road Town is now the center of culture in the British Virgin Islands.  Main Street offers a great focal point, with several buildings circa the 19th century, a historic church, and a museum to get you started learning about the history and heritage of the island.  

Museums

In case 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 learn full details.

Many travelers choose to visit Old Government House Museum. It is located in the heart of Road Town. Explore the beautiful grounds and building that make up the Old Government House Museum and enjoy pictures of royal visits and occasions that took place here.

Another landmark worth visiting is 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum. It is found in Road Town. Current operating hours at the museum are from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m., though sometimes these hours are extended to 4:00 p.m.

Folk Museum: This small museum offers a quick look at the island's history, especially during the days of the slave trade. Investigate old relics and check out the old home which houses the museum.

The following table enables you to get some details regarding some museums to consider in and around Road Town.

Museums In and Around Road Town
Name Phone Location
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum (284) 494-9206 0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Road Town
Eugene O'Neal Museum -- Downtown Road Town
Folk Museum (284) 494-3701 ext. 5005 Downtown Road Town
North Shore Shell Museum (284) 495-4714 Little Carrot Bay, 3.7 mi. West of Central Road Town
Old Government House Museum (284) 494-4091 0.5 mi. South of Downtown Road Town
VI Maritime Museum (284) 852-7169 2.5 mi. East of Central Road Town

Historical Sites

Do you like discovering the history of countries you visit? If so, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Road Town.

St. Phillip's Church is a historical site on the outskirts of Road Town. There is no official schedule posted regarding operating hours because this structure is partially a part of nature now. Still, it is best to visit between sun up and sun down.

Another option is Fort Charlotte Ruins. It's a historical site Officially, Fort Charlotte is set upon private land, and should not be accessible to the public. Still, the owners have been known to be laid back about allowing tourists to hike the trail to catch a glimpse of the ruins.

Britannic Hall: Britannic Hall was built in 1910 and housed the physician's surgery. Although the building is historical in nature, it is best to just drive by for an outside view, because Smith's Gore Real Estate is now operating from within.

Be sure to look through the following table for a list of historical sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Road Town
Name Phone Location
Britannic Hall -- Central Road Town
Fort Charlotte Ruins -- 0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Road Town
Her Majesty's Prison -- Downtown Road Town
Sir Oliva Georges Plaza -- Central Road Town
St. Phillip's Church -- 1.5 mi. East of Downtown Road Town
Sunday Morning Well -- 0.4 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Road Town

Needless to say, you will find other types of attractions. To navigate to our full guide to other attractions, click here.

 

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