Fort Willoughy Ruins

After occupying St. Thomas, the British built this fort, Fort Willoughy directly on top the captured Danish one. Today, the fort stands in ruins, though has fared better than its sister positions on Hassel Island.


Visitors looking for an adventure are be able to walk through the ruins and climb the walls that remain if they so choose, as well as visit the Garrison House.

Staying Close

Hassel Island is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort Willoughy Ruins, since those staying in this area of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There are a decent number of hotels in the region near this facility.

Hotels near Fort Willoughy Ruins
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort Resort 0.9 mi. (2.5 km) ESE
Olga's Fancy Guest house 1.0 mi. (1.4 km) NW
Bluebeards Castle Resort 1.0 mi. (0.4 km) NNE
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast B & B 1.2 mi. (1.4 km) N
The Crystal Palace B & B 1.2 mi. (0.6 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The most nearby eatery is The Delly Deck, which serves American meals. It's just about three quarters of a mile away from this landmark, so stop in and try something off the menu. Also near Fort Willoughy Ruins you and your group will come across options such as SandBar and Great Wall Restaurant where you and your companions will be able to sample Chinese meals and experience the culture of the Virgin Islands.


Contact Information

Location: Hassel Island



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