Landmarks on St. Lucia

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

Assuming you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on St. Lucia. To learn more information regarding each museum, you can click on the name.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is found in North Castries, St. Lucia. The St. Lucia Folk Research Centre features exhibits that represent the daily lives of the native people of the island of St. Lucia. Additionally, the research center includes a library with an extensive collection of books, articles, and other text related to the people and culture of St. Lucia; videos of cultural events; and images that span several decades.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Le Pavillion Royal Museum. It is located 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 chart below lists more information on some the museums available 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

Like learning some of the historical roots of countries you visit? If so, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing on St. Lucia.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fort Charlotte. It is located on 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 landmark that often intrigues visitors 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 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.

Take some time to look through this table to read more about historical sites 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

Travelers may enjoy some other interesting sites to visit 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 would prefer having a wider range of attractions beyond just these, you might want to cast a wider net. For a more detailed look at other attractions, navigate 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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