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

Those wishing to visit Fredriksdal Ruins may choose to book their trip on St. John, since travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy site access during their visit. Despite the fact that the area isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a fair selection of hotel options 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
The Westin St. John Resort Resort 4.1 mi. (1.1 km) SW
Estate Lindholm B & B 4.2 mi. (0.5 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

Guests visiting this historic site will have no problem finding a meal afterword, since you can find an exceptionally large selection of local dining spots in this area. Chateau Bordeaux Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The restaurant is a short distance away, but far enough that you will need to decide on having some method of transportation to get there. T'ree Lizards Restaurant and Pickles in Paradise are some more restaurant options within reach of this location. At Pickles in Paradise you and your party might eat some American dishes and experience the flavors of the Virgin Islands.


Contact Information

Location: St. John


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