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

If you like to explore other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To see complete information about each museum, try clicking on the name.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is located in North Castries, St. Lucia. Enjoy examples of native dress, get free creole recipes and check out the boutique for authentic souvenirs.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is found in 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 following chart enables you to get a few details concerning some museums you might enjoy on St. Lucia.

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

Do you like discovering the history of foreign countries? If so, you should consider visiting a few of these historical attractions while on vacation on St. Lucia.

A common landmark for vacationers is Fort Charlotte. It is found within St. Lucia. Even though the fort mainly serves government employees and students, there is access for the public, so feel free to explore the walls, monuments, and architecture of Fort Charlotte.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Fort Rodney. It is found within Pigeon Island National Landmark 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 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.

View the following table to see historic sites on St. Lucia.

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

Visitors may discover some other intriguing sites on St. Lucia.

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

If you are looking for a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you should look beyond these choices. Those needing to find out more concerning other attractions by following this link.

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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