Landmarks on St. John

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Many of the landmarks on St. John come in the form of historic homes and ruins.  This is great for tourists who like to get a sense of local history and see what life has been like on the island through the years. 


If you enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on St. John. To get more information concerning each museum, try clicking on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is Ivan Jadan Museum. It is found in downtown Cruz Bay. To pursue its dedication, the Ivan Jaden Museum features music, collections, and writings, as well as a number of books about the dark history of the Soviet Union, a fact that Jaden fought to reveal since leaving Russia in 1941.

Museums On St. John
Name Phone Location Island
Ivan Jadan Museum (340) 776-6423 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John

Historical Sites

Annaberg Plantation

In case you enjoy learning about the history of a foreign place, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions during your vacation.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Annaberg Plantation. It is found within northeastern St. John. One of the main plantations to support the sugar industry on St. Croix during the 18th and 19th centuries, Annaberg Plantation was owned by the first Danish governor of St. Croix, Frederick Moth. Now, the property is in ruins and is a popular tourist attractions amongst those who wonder about the history of the plantation in the U.S.

Attractions Map

Another common landmark for vacationers is Catherineberg Ruins. It is located within western St. John. Visitors who tour this property will encounter 18th century era factory buildings, a windmill tower, a horse mill, and ruins of other plantation buildings.

Petroglyphs: The National Park is open all day and does not close at night; though beware that trails are much harder to see at night, and you may run into spiders and other nocturnal animals.

Take a moment to read the table below for information concerning sites of historical interest on St. John.

Historic Sites On St. John
Name Phone Location
America Hill Ruins -- 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay
Annaberg Plantation (340) 776-6201 ext. 238 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Coral Bay
Catherineberg Ruins -- 2.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins (340) 776-6201 3.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Battery -- Downtown Cruz Bay
Denis Bay Ruins -- 1.9 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Emmaus Moravian Church (340) 776-6713 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay
Fortsburg Ruins -- 0.6 mi. East of Central Coral Bay
Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins -- 3.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Caneel Bay
Fredriksdal Ruins -- 1.6 mi. Northwest of Central Coral Bay
Lameshur Bay Ruins -- 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Coral Bay
Par Force Estate Ruins -- Central St. John
Petroglyphs (340) 776-6201 ext. 238 Central St. John
Rebellion Gut -- 1.9 mi. East of Downtown Cruz Bay
Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins -- Central St. John
Windberg Ruins -- 1.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Coral Bay

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will discover some other interesting sites within reach of St. John.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near St. John
Name Type Location Island
Buck Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie Buck Island

Keep in mind, St. John is home to additional attractions. If interested, you can get more details about other attractions here.


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