Landmarks on St. Kitts

St. Kitts and Nevis have several important landmarks worth exploring

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St. Kitts and Nevis are both small islands, with a combined total area of 104 square miles. While there may not be as many attractions on these sister islands as some of the larger countries in the Caribbean, there are still some landmarks of historical significance that are worth visiting.

Your tour of St. Kitts will most likely begin in Basseterre, the largest city on the island. The Circus, which is actually a circular open space at the intersection of several streets, with shopping, restaurants, and numerous sites. Moving out to other areas of the island, visitors find piers filled with the colorful sails of docked boats, restaurants, beaches, and hotels, but mostly undeveloped land.

Museums

National Museum

In case you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation on St. Kitts. To read complete information about each museum, just click on the name.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is National Museum. It is situated in downtown Basseterre. The National Museum is a small, three room history museum that brings guests through the pre-Columbian era through today with very basic exhibits. While there is no tour guide available, placards provide insight into the history of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Museums On St. Kitts
Name Phone Location Island
National Museum (869) 466-2744 Downtown Basseterre St. Kitts

Historical Sites

Romney Manor

In case you enjoy experiencing the history of a foreign country, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions during your vacation.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Romney Manor. It is located in Old Road Town, St. Kitts. The property is open to the public everyday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Many travelers also choose to visit Brimstone Hill Fortress. It is Saint Anne Sandy Point Parish, in western St. Kitts. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built by the British and once protected all of St.Kitts; a beacon of power for the whole of British Caribbean. It was eventually abandoned, and fell to ruins.

Wingfield Estate: Established in 1625, Wingfield Estate is believed to be the beginning of English settlement throughout America. The current owner continues to unearth forgotten features of the property.

Take a moment to read the following table to see historical sites on the island.

Historic Sites On St. Kitts
Name Phone Location
Basseterre Courthouse -- Downtown Basseterre
Brimstone Hill Fortress (869) 465-2609 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central Sandy Point Town
Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception -- Downtown Basseterre
Fort Charles -- 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central New Guinea
Independence Square -- Downtown Basseterre
Romney Manor (869) 465-6253 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
The Circus -- Downtown Basseterre
Wingfield Estate (869) 465-6253 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Berkeley Memorial Clock

Visitors may experience some other worthwhile landmarks on St. Kitts.

If you want to learn more about the beer-making process, you might want to visit Carib Brewery. The tour of Carib Brewery is for those aged 18 and up, and will last 40 minutes. The tour is done on foot and takes guests through the brewery to view daily operations and discuss the history of beer brewing and bottling.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Berkeley Memorial Clock. It is found within The Circus and located in downtown Basseterre. Standing in honor of former President of the General Legislative Council Thomas Berkely, this monument features a grand clock tower with four faces. On the base there is also a drinking fountain where people can get some water.

Some of the other types of landmarks on the island are provided down below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On St. Kitts
Name Type Location
Berkeley Memorial Clock Monument Downtown Basseterre
Carib Brewery Brewery 1.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Basseterre

Of course, St. Kitts has additional attractions. To read our page about other attractions, click here.

It wouldn't be a prosperous vacation without some sort of exploration of the sites that have important significance to the people of the island. Add some culture to your St. Kitts and Nevis trip, and visit will be a successful one.

 

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