Fredriksdal Ruins

Once the home to the magistrate of St. John, the property was sold to Frederick Von Moth in 1730s. Now, it honors him in name, a man who would later become a Governor of St. Croix. Hikers will often visit this spot as part of their tour of the island, taking time to imagine the grandiose nature of a plantation home which is now little more than rubble.

What to Expect

Hikers who visit the ruins will be able to explore as much as they want. As there are no staff, there is not much in the way of restrictions or services.

A tour of the property begins at the grand entrance and stairway, which is all that remains of the main estate. Heading behind the estate towards the bush ruins pop up here and there, showing an oven, a horsemill, a well, and several walls.

Staying Close

St. John is a good option for those wishing to visit Fredriksdal Ruins, because travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. Despite the fact that the region isn't a massive tourist destination, you will still have a reasonable selection of hotels to choose from.

Hotels near Fredriksdal Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Trinidad Charlie's Cottages Lodge 3.4 mi. (1.4 km) SW
Caneel Bay Resort Resort 3.5 mi. (1.4 km) WSW
Westin Resort, St. John Resort 4.1 mi. (1.1 km) SW
Estate Lindholm B & B 4.2 mi. (0.5 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

There at least a couple convenient out-of-doors activities to partake in while you and your party are not taking in Fredriksdal Ruins. Historic site patrons looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf can do so at the nearest course, Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, you might want to head over to Leinster Bay Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Plus, your group will have a chance to come across a couple more outdoor opportunities in the vicinity. Historic site guests will encounter multiple indoor attractions in this general area. There are a couple of additional attractions worth visiting in the area -Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins and Windberg Ruins- each of them found within a couple miles of the historic site.


Contact Information

Location: St. John


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