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.
In case you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on St. Lucia. Just click on each place's name to read complete information.
An interesting landmark worth visiting 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 common landmark for vacationers is Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is located in Castries, St. Lucia. As the center of St. Lucia's historical and cultural conservation movement, this museum itself holds many treasures of its own. With numerous artifacts and document s detailing the history of St. Lucia's government and in particular the Government House.
The following table enables you to get some key facts concerning a few the museums you might enjoy on the island.
|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|
Do you enjoy learning about the historical roots of foreign countries? If so, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites during your time on St. Lucia.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Fort Charlotte. It is located within 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 popular destination is Fort Rodney. It is found within Pigeon Island National Park and Pigeon Island, in northern St. Lucia. While there are no official offerings at the fort, there is plenty of opportunities to explore the ruins and see the fantastic views from the walls that still exist.
Government House: The Government House is open to visitors Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00am and noon, as well as from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, by appointment only. There are no open-house hours, everyone wanting to visit must call ahead.
You can look through the following chart to learn more about historical sites on St. Lucia.
|Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception||(758) 452-2416||Downtown Castries||Saint Lucia|
|(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|
Guests may explore some other interesting local landmarks on the island.
|Lighthouse||1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Vieux Fort||Saint Lucia|
Needless to say, you will find additional attraction types available too. To reach our full guide to other attractions, go to this page.
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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