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  Not only can you learn about history, but you can view gorgeous yet outdated architecture, and find out why the culture of the island is so important to its people.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

If you enjoy learning about other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation on St. Thomas. To get additional information about each museum, you can click on the name.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Attractions Map

Another common landmark for vacationers is Seven Arches Museum. It is found within downtown Charlotte Amalie. Since 1993, Seven Arches has been the home of Barbara Demaras and Philibert Fluck who have opened the historic building to the public for tours. This spot offers visitors a great opportunity to view a home set up to reflect life on the island of Charlotte Amalie in the past.

Haagensen House: Originally built towards the end of the 19th century, Haagensen House was owned by Danish businessman Hans Haagensen. Today, the building has been restored and features a number of items original to the home for visitors to enjoy.

The following table lists more details on some museums you might enjoy 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

Like exploring the history of countries you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting some of these historical attractions during your stay.

Many travelers choose to visit Memorial Moravian Church. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. This memorial-church was built to honor a century and a half history of the Moravian denomination in the USVI, a protestant form that dates back to the Holy Roman Empire in 1457.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Blackbeard's Castle. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. The castle is open to visitors on Tuesday and Wednesdays, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm during the high season (October through May).

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.

View the chart below to see historical sites 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

Vacationers can enjoy some other intriguing sites to visit on and around St. Thomas.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is found within Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. The Paradise Point Sky-Tram will save you aches and time as you effortlessly climb up the mountain to Paradise Point. While the peak mainly has only gift shops and other tourist oriented services, the view is alone worth the trip.

The chart directly below provides some key facts regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to travelers.

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

Needless to say, St. Thomas includes additional attraction types. If you're interested, learn more about other attractions by going to this page.

 

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