St. Kitts Landmarks

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

Assuming you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. To get additional information about each museum, click on the name.

One popular destination is National Museum. It is located in downtown Basseterre. For brief (read: quick) overview of the history of St. Kitts and Nevis, the National History Museum is what you're looking for. Housed in a historic building in its own rite, this museum is a great option for those who already have a jam-packed schedule.

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

Historical Sites

Romney Manor

Do you like exploring the history of the places you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical sites while on vacation on St. Kitts.

A common landmark for vacationers is Romney Manor. It is situated in Old Road Town, St. Kitts. The property is open to the public everyday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, 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: This stunning location consists of a sugar factory and mill as well as a rum distillery and great house, cafe and gift shop. You can learn about the property's history by touring it on your own or wit the help of a guide; there are markings and plaques that detail the estate's history as well as pay tribute to the slaves that worked the land.

You can look through the following table to find out more about sites of historical interest on St. Kitts.

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
Palmetto Point Fort -- Trinity Palmetto Point Parish, Central St. Kitts
Romney Manor (869) 465-6253 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
The Circus -- Downtown Basseterre
Wingfield Estate -- 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Berkeley Memorial Clock

Guests can explore some other intriguing local landmarks on St. Kitts.

If you want to observe the beer-making process, you should think about visiting Carib Brewery. Carib Brewery is the leading manufacturer of beer on St. Kitts. Tourists with an interest in how a large company produces such a huge quantity of well-made beer can tour the facility and learn all about the art of making beer.

Many travelers also choose to visit Berkeley Memorial Clock. It can be found at 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.

Other types of landmarks on the island are provided in the following chart.

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, there are plenty of other types of attractions. Click here to see our guide to other interesting attractions for St. Kitts.

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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