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

Frederiksted Southeast is a good option for those wishing to visit Lawaetz Family Museum, because visitors to this region of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their visit. There is a decent amount of hotels in the neighborhood within the vicinity of this 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. (3.7 km) NNW

Location and What's Nearby

There are many dining options to select from in the area immediately near Lawaetz Family Museum. Christopher Deli is an easy to reach delicatessen and also the closest restaurant. The restaurant is a short ways away, but removed enough that you will decide to make arrangements for using a particular mode of transport to arrive. Also within reach, you and your group will find eateries such as Subway Carlton and The Pink Spot where you should be sure to test out Creole cuisine and experience the flavors 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, St. Croix


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