Crowell's Battery

Part of the British build-up of Hassel Island, this position was not abandoned until the 1960s when it was used to signal the harbour master that ships were arriving. Today, it has no purpose save historical interest, and is slowly crumbling.

Exhibits

You should be careful when exploring this area. There will be sharp metal, tall grass and bushes, and plenty of animals and insects calling the battery home. In addition, while the battery was built strong, time has weakened it, and climbing through it can be dangerous.

Staying Close

Crowell's Battery is located on Hassel Island, which means guests staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There is a sufficient amount of hotels in the locale nearby this attraction.

Hotels near Crowell's Battery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Olga's Fancy Guest house 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) NW
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort Resort 1.0 mi. (2.5 km) ESE
Bluebeards Castle Resort 1.1 mi. (0.4 km) NNE
Miller Manor Hotel 1.1 mi. (1.0 km) N
The Crystal Palace B & B 1.2 mi. (0.6 km) N
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Positioned near the heart of Hassel Island, Crowell's Battery is found within Hassel Island Historic Park, and welcomes customers who are lodging on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to enjoy a great time. It's 1.1 miles south of Charlotte Amalie.

You will need to cross the Charlotte Amalie Harbour to reach Hassel Island, and the only was to do this are through private boats, kayaks and charters. Once on the island, you will need to head to the far South, where you will find the battery.

Crowell's Battery guests will be able to find a few options for outdoor activities like hitting a few rounds of golf and taking to the coast not far away. Historic site guests with a keen interest in golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Herman E. Moore Golf Course. Sunny days can also be planned at Sprat Bay Beach, the closest beach. Additionally, your party may find a couple other outdoor opportunities in the community. If you would rather stay inside, there are also a handful of places of interest to visit within a short distance. A convenient attraction near Crowell's Battery is Garrison House, and you can find it a short distance away.

Information

Contact Information

Location: Hassel Island

Website: http://hasselisland.org/index.php?page=cowell-s-battery-signal-station

 

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