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 Not only can you learn about history, but you can view gorgeous yet outdated architecture, and find out why the culture of the island is so important to its people.
In case you like to learn about unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on St. Thomas. You can click on the museum names for additional information.
A common landmark for vacationers is St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located 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.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Seven Arches Museum. It is found within downtown Charlotte Amalie. Seven Arches is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Caribbean World Amber Museum: Amber is an important gemstone in the Caribbean, so much so that there are several museums that focus all of their energy on the popular stone -- including Caribbean World Amber Museum at Blackbeard's Castle.
The following chart summarizes some details regarding some museums you might enjoy on St. Thomas.
|Caribbean World Amber Museum||(340) 776-1234||0.3 mi. Northeast 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|
In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of foreign countries, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions while on vacation on St. Thomas.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Memorial Moravian Church. It is found 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 that often intrigues visitors is Blackbeard's Castle. It can be found at The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle and located within Charlotte Amalie, in central St. Thomas. Blackbeard's Castle serves as 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.
View the following table to see historic sites on St. Thomas.
|(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 may enjoy some other interesting local landmarks on and around the island.
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.
Other kinds of landmarks on and around the island are provided in the chart below.
|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|
Bear in mind, you'll be able to find other kinds attractions available. Visit this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you'd like to find out some more details.
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