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.
In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. Just click on each place's name to learn detailed information.
One popular destination is Ivan Jadan Museum. It is located in downtown Cruz Bay. The Ivan Jaden Museum is a small educational experience right in Cruz Bay dedicated to the Russian tenor, refugee and fighter for freedom, Ivan Jaden. The museum is dedicated to Jaden and his belief in freedom and the importance of spreading the truth about life in the Soviet Union.
|Ivan Jadan Museum||(340) 776-6423||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
Do you like discovering the history of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites while vacationing on St. John.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is 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.
Another common landmark for vacationers 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.
Take a look at this table to read more about sites of historical interest 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|
Guests will experience some other interesting attractions within reach the island.
|Lighthouse||4.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie||Buck Island|
If you want to learn about a wider variety of points of interest beyond the category on this page, you can expand your planning horizon. Take advantage of this extended discussion about even more attractions if you want to find additional specifics.
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