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 enjoy learning about other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on St. Lucia. Click on the each name to obtain complete information.

One popular destination is St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. It is situated 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 popular destination 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.

Walcott House: The childhood home of Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott, stands for those who wish to visit. The Saint Lucia National Trust keep it open in hopes of facilitating a space for education and inspiration.

The table below enables you to learn more information about some available museums 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 0.3 mi. North of Central Castries
Walcott House (758) 452-3639 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Castries

Historical Sites

Fort Rodney

Like discovering the historical roots of countries you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites while on vacation on St. Lucia.

A common landmark for vacationers 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort Rodney. It is situated at 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 the table just below for a listing of sites of historical interest 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 can discover some other worthwhile attractions 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

Fortunately, St. Lucia includes other attractions. To see our detailed page about other attractions, click 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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