America Hill Ruins

As one of the younger ruins on the island, the America Hill Estate House was likely not built until after the year 1900. It served as a guest house to many visitors and according to local legend, a hideout for rum runners during prohibition.


The walls and main structure of the ruins are still in tact, though the roof has mostly caved in. You will still be able to walk through the house and get a sense of the architectural style.

Staying Close

America Hill Ruins is located on St. John, so travelers to this area of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There a reasonable number of lodgings around the neighborhood surrounding America Hill Ruins.

Hotels near America Hill Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Trinidad Charlie's Cottages Lodge 2.4 mi. (1.4 km) SW
Caneel Bay Resort Resort 2.5 mi. (1.4 km) WSW
The Westin St. John Resort Resort 3.1 mi. (1.1 km) SW
Estate Lindholm B & B 3.2 mi. (0.5 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

If the time you spend at the historic site leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you'll find a wide variety of food and drink providers in this general area. T'ree Lizards Restaurant, which plates up American food, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. It's maybe about a quarter mile from this site's location, so grab a table and dig in! Chateau Bordeaux Restaurant and Gwen's offer additional dining possibilities in the area. At Gwen's you and your party should sample Caribbean meals and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.


Contact Information

Location: St. John


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