St. Lucia Landmarks

Both natural and historical, landmarks on St. Lucia offer visitors a cultural experience

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Thanks to the combination of French, British, and Caribbean cultures that have all had their place on St. Lucia, the landmarks on the island showcase where each group has had their place in making St. Lucia the country it is today.

Museums

Attractions Map

In case you enjoy learning about other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. You can click on the museum names to obtain complete information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is situated in North Castries, St. Lucia. Enjoy examples of native dress, get free creole recipes and check out the boutique for authentic souvenirs.

Another landmark worth visiting is Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is located within Castries, St. Lucia. With a focus on the Government House of St. Lucia, the museum details the affairs the building and the governor Governor-General, and the role they have played on St. Lucia history. As the representative of the Monarch, the Governor-General has been the day to day manager of St. Lucia since 1627, and you can bet in the nearly four centuries that the office has played a role.

The chart just below enables you to get some key facts concerning a few the available museums on the island.

Museums On St. Lucia
Name Phone Location
Le Pavillion Royal Museum -- 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Castries
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre (758) 452-2279 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Castries

Historical Sites

Fort Rodney

In case you enjoy learning about the history of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions while on vacation on St. Lucia.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fort Charlotte. It is located on St. Lucia. The large Fort Charlotte may be in ruins, but there is still plenty to explore. The fort, built in 1764 by the French, still maintains many of its walkways and staircases, as the site has been renovated as a community college and government offices.

Another landmark worth visiting is Fort Rodney. It can be found at Pigeon Island National Landmark and Pigeon Island, in northern St. Lucia. Built in 1778, Fort Rodney offered a strategic view of the western approach, and all of Rodney Bay. Today, the fort is in ruins, but is a popular place for hikers to explore while on their journey in the Pigeon Island National Park.

Government House: The Government House is a popular attraction for anyone interested on St. Lucia history and Victorian architecture. Just be sure to make an appointment if you want to tour the inside.

Look through this table to find out more about sites of historical interest on the island.

Historic Sites On St. Lucia
Name Phone Location Island
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (758) 452-2416 Downtown Castries Saint Lucia
Choc Cemetery (758) 452-4459 0.9 mi. North of Central Castries Saint Lucia
Fort Charlotte -- 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Castries Saint Lucia
Fort Rodney -- 5.9 mi. North of Central Castries Pigeon Island
Government House (758) 452-2481 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Castries Saint Lucia
La Toc Battery (758) 452-7921 1.0 mi. West of Central Castries Saint Lucia

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will experience some other interesting landmarks on the island.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On St. Lucia
Name Type Location Island
Vieux Fort Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Vieux Fort Saint Lucia

Bear in mind, you'll find other types of attractions. Make your way to this page which is all about even more attractions if you'd like to learn some more information.

Between the museum in the government house, the historic forts, and the breath taking architecture, landmarks on St. Lucia provide opportunity to enhance your vacation with many teaching moments. Pick one or see them all.

 

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