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

In case you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on St. Kitts. To see full details about each museum, click on the name.

Many travelers choose to visit National Museum. It is located 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

Do you enjoy exploring the historical roots of places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit some of these historical sites while on vacation on St. Kitts.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Romney Manor. It is found within Old Road Town, St. Kitts. While today Romney Manor is home to a popular local store, it was once a plantation and estate that stretched for 6 acres.

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.

Check the following table for more information on 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
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

Travelers may enjoy some other interesting attractions on the island.

If you want to learn more about the beer-making process, you should consider 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 is a part of The Circus and found 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.

The chart right below enables you to learn more details regarding other kinds of sites of interest to visitors.

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

Bear in mind that St. Kitts has additional attraction types. Anyone who needs to find more details concerning other attractions 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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