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.
And, one of the most delightful options while spending some time exploring the area is having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Estate Whim Museum. The most proximate place to eat is Subway Carlton and The Pink Spot are some of the additional food and drink options near Estate Whim Museum. At The Pink Spot you and your party might try a bite of Creole cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Virgin Islands., which is an easy to come by delicatessen.
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.
Consider staying in Frederiksted Southeast if you plan on visiting Estate Whim Museum, as travelers to this area of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy access to this museum for the duration of their trip. There are a suitable number of hotels in the region surrounding Estate Whim Museum.
|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|
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.
Phone Number: (340) 772-0598
Location: 52 Estate Whim, Frederiksted, St. Croix
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