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

Lawaetz Family Museum is located in Frederiksted Southeast, so those visiting this part of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy access to this museum throughout their trip. There is a reasonable selection of lodgings in the region around Lawaetz Family Museum.

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
Frederiksted Hotel Hotel 1.6 mi. (0.1 km) NW
Mount Victory Camp Lodge 3.3 mi. (4.3 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Museum guests will have no problem finding a meal, since you'll find an impressive spread restaurants and bars within traveling distance. The nearest place to eat is Villa Morales Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean food. The dining establishment is a short distance away, but removed enough that you might decide to arrange for employing a particular mode of transportation to arrive. Also close-by, you will find restaurants such as Christopher Deli and Subway Carlton where you should test out American cuisine and experience 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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