Lawaetz Family Museum

For more than 100 years, a prominent Dutch family has owned the beautiful white plantation home that is the Lawaetz Family Museum. It wasn't until recently that the family opened the building to the public, sharing with visitors their interesting history.

What to Expect

A guided tour of the Lawaetz Family Museum by an actual member of the Lawaetz family brings guests through the home to view all of the antique relics that have been so well kept over the years. The home was originally purchased by Carl Lawaetz in 1896, and it is his belongings (an antique mahogany bed and a treasured set of china hand painted by his wife, for example) that are the central focus of the tour.

The Lawaetz Family Museum is set inside a 1850s era plantation home, complete with white shutters, a wrap around porch, and impeccable kept grounds.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Lawaetz Family Museum may choose to book their trip in Frederiksted Southeast, since guests staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their visit. Although the region isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll still find a reasonably good selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Lawaetz Family Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Villa Morales Guest house 0.4 mi. (2.4 km) SW
Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel 1.5 mi. (1.2 km) W
The Fred Hotel 1.5 mi. (0.1 km) WNW
Frederiksted Hotel Hotel 1.6 mi. (0.1 km) NW

Location and What's Nearby

Guests visiting this museum will have no problem finding a meal afterword, since you're going to find a broad selection of food and drink providers in the general vicinity. Villa Morales Restaurant, which offers Caribbean meals, is also the closest restaurant to the museum. The dining establishment is a small ways off, but distant enough that you will want to decide on having some type of transportation to transport your party. Christopher Deli and Subway Carlton are a couple other dining options close-by. At Subway Carlton you might eat some American cuisine and enjoy the culture of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

The Lawaetz Family Museum is open for tours between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


The cost of a guided tour of the Lawaetz Family Museum is $5(USD) per person.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 772-0598

Location: 52 Estate Whim, Frederiksted Southeast, St. Croix



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