Estate Whim Museum


Step into the life of colonial St. Croix, when sugar was king and sugar mills were a common sight. The Estate Whim Museum presents the daily life of plantation owners and workers in the recreated sugar mill and estate.


Those who pay for admission will be given a tour through the sugar mill and will be able to explore how critical this industry was, as well as the effect it had on daily life. The 12-Acre site includes a number of restored buildings and various collections of artifacts from throughout St. Croix's history. You will be able to explore the Great House, slave quarters, the mill and factory complex, and much more as you walk through the complex that still grows sugar cane. In addition to the immense history you will experience, your admission also helps the St. Croix Landmark society continue to preserve the rich history of the island.

Staying Close

Frederiksted Southeast is a good option for those wishing to visit Estate Whim Museum, since travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum during their visit. While the region isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a fair number of lodging options to choose from.

Hotels near Estate Whim 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

If the time you spend at the museum leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you will find an impressive array of food and beverage places near this attraction. The most convenient eatery is Villa Morales Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals. Also close-by, you and your group will come across options like Christopher Deli and Subway Carlton where you should be sure to try out American dishes and experience the flavors of the Virgin Islands.


Operating Hours

The estate is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday as well as Cruise Ship days other than Sunday. Their hours are generally 10:00am to 3:00pm, though they are open until 4:00pm on select days; call for more information.


Adults will pay $10 per person for admission whereas ages 7 through 12 only have to pay $5. Ages 6 and below are free. There is a special Senior's rate of $8. Veterans and active duty military receive free admission.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 772-0598

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




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