St. Thomas Landmarks

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A tour of the landmarks on St. Thomas takes you through the history of the island, which dates back to well before its discovery to the Western world in 1662.  Not only can you learn about history, but you can view gorgeous yet outdated architecture, and find out why the culture of the island is so important to its people.

Museums

St. Thomas Historical Trust

Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time on St. Thomas. To learn additional information about each museum, click on the name.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is situated in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Exhibits at the St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum include a collection of photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries, antique West Indian furniture, pirate and steam ship artifacts, and 100-year-old 3-D images. Guests will also be told about the 1867 tsunami that threatened the island.

Attractions Map

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Seven Arches Museum. It is situated in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Restored to resemble the home as it was set up by the original owners, guests who tour Seven Arches will be transported back in time to the mid-19th century.

Haagensen House: Haagensen House is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The chart right below lists a few details regarding some museums to consider on the island.

Museums On St. Thomas
Name Phone Location
French Heritage Museum (340) 714-2583 0.6 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Haagensen House (340) 776-1234 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Seven Arches Museum (340) 774-9295 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas Historical Trust (340) 774-5541 Downtown Charlotte Amalie
The Virgin Island's Children's Museum (340) 643-0366 Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Historical Sites

Blackbeard's Castle

Enjoy exploring the history of places you visit? If so, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions during your vacation.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located within Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. The Memorial Moravian Church is a fully functioning church. While historical, there is not much for the tourist other than to appreciate the value and architecture of the building.

Another landmark worth visiting is Blackbeard's Castle. It is situated in Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. The main event here is a leisurely walking tour through the property, which gives you an opportunity to experience the tropical setting, historical buildings and spectacular views down to the harbor. Tour guides scattered around the property are available to answer your questions and fill you in on interesting historical facts.

Legislature Building: The Legislature of the Virgin Islands is the official government of the US Virgin Islands, and the Legislature building is where they write, debate, and pass laws. As a US territory, their international laws are handled by the US Congress, but the majority of jurisdiction of local policy occurs here.

You can look through the table just below for a list of sites of historical interest on St. Thomas.

Historic Sites On St. Thomas
Name Phone Location Island
All Saints Anglican Church (340) 774-0217 0.3 mi. North of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Blackbeard's Castle (340) 776-1234 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Bluebeard's Castle (340) 774-1600 0.5 mi. East of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (340) 774-0201 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Creque Marine Slipway Ruins -- 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Crowell's Battery -- 1.0 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Dutch Reformed Church (340) 776-8255 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fort Christian (340) 776-4566 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fort Segarra -- 3.0 mi. South West of Central Charlotte Amalie Water Island
Fort Shipley Ruins -- 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Fort Willoughy Ruins -- 1.0 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Frederick Lutheran Church (340) 776-1315 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Garrison House -- 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Hotel Ruins -- 2.7 mi. South West of Central Charlotte Amalie Water Island
Legislature Building (340) 774-0880 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Liberty Bell -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Market Square -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Memorial Moravian Church (340) 776-0066 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Ninety-Nine Steps -- Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim (340) 774-4312 Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests can enjoy some other interesting local attractions on and around the island.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. Take a ride up to Paradise Point and while doing so enjoy the amazing views from the sky-tram. You will climb higher and higher up the mountain until you finally reach the Paradise Point shopping area.

The following table enables you to learn a few details regarding other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On and Near St. Thomas
Name Type Location Island
Buck Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie Buck Island
Paradise Point Sky-Tram Cable Car 1.0 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

If you would prefer having a wider range of points of interest beyond the category on this page, you should think about other possibilities. Those needing to obtain more information concerning other attractions by visiting this page.

 

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