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 Not only can you learn about history, but you can view gorgeous yet outdated architecture, and find out why the culture of the island is so important to its people.
Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. To obtain complete information regarding each museum, click on the name.
One popular destination is St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located within 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.
Many travelers also choose to visit Seven Arches Museum. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Seven Arches is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 provides more information about some museums to choose from on St. Thomas.
|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|
Do you enjoy learning some of the history of countries you visit? If that's the case, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites during your time on St. Thomas.
One popular destination is Memorial Moravian Church. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. The church has office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. There are also several services on Sunday.
Another landmark worth visiting is Blackbeard's Castle. It is located in Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. Skytsborg Historical Park, also known as Blackbeard's Castle, is one of five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.
Be sure to look through this table for a listing of historical sites on the island.
|(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|
|--||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|
Vacationers can explore some other interesting landmarks on and around St. Thomas.
An interesting landmark worth visiting is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is located in 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 following chart has more information on the other kinds of sites of interest to visitors.
|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|
Fortunately, St. Thomas has other attractions. Take advantage of this article dedicated to even more attractions if you're seeking more facts.
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