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 like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To get additional information concerning each museum, just click on the name.
One popular destination is Ivan Jadan Museum. It is located within 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.
|Ivan Jadan Museum||(340) 776-6423||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
If you like to learn about the historical roots of foreign countries, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing on St. John.
An interesting landmark worth visiting is Annaberg Plantation. It is located in 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.
Another popular destination is Catherineberg Ruins. It is located in 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: Believed to be between six hundred and seven hundred years old, these etching were carved into the rock wall probably by the Taino Indians who inhabited the island before the European Conquests. Today they are just one set of etchings that have been found several other Taino Islands; including Cuba, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.
View the following table for a list of historic sites on the island.
|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|
|--||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|
|--||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|
|--||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|
Visitors can experience some other interesting local attractions within reach of St. John.
|Lighthouse||4.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie||Buck Island|
Of course, you will find other attraction types available too. You can find more details about other attractions on this page.
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