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Estate Whim Plantation Museum

Estate Whim Plantation Museum

Estate Whim Plantation Museum

Estate Whim Plantation Museum (52 Estate Whim, Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix) — with its slave quarters, Great House, mill and factory complex, Whim is the only sugar plantation museum in the Virgin Islands. Each year, thousands visit the 12-acre site, where the restored 18th century buildings stand as a testament to the skills and labor of enslaved Africans and the hopes and dreams of Europeans seeking wealth in the “sugar islands” of the Caribbean.

 

The museum continues to actively collect and conserve artifacts pertinent to St. Croix’s colonial and modern history. The stately Great House welcomes you with gracious guides waiting to tell you the stories of the house and plantation life. The fully restored windmill and sugar factory ruins are open for you to explore. You can see sugar cane growing nearby in one of the plantation gardens. The grounds are graced with tropical flowers, plants and trees.

 

Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Wednesday – Saturday, and cruise ship days – except Sunday). Admission: $10 (adult / children ages 13-17), $8 (seniors), $5 (children ages 7-12). Free for children under 7 years, local (USVI) residents (with ID) and active military.