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Scooters

Scooters – since the U.S. Virgin Islands are relatively small destinations geographically, some may opt to rent a scooter to explore them. Here are some scooter rental services in St. Thomas:   Biz Scooter Rentals: (340) 774-5840 Tropical Scooters: (340) 714-7408 Zip Rentals: (340) 715-1501   Here are scooter rental services in St. John and […]

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St. Thomas Synagogue

St. Thomas Synagogue (Krystal Gade, Synagogue Hill, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas) – the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas was founded in 1796, with the present Synagogue built in 1833. It is the second oldest and longest in continuous use synagogue in the USA. The congregation, originally Spanish and Portuguese Sephardic Jews, came to the Caribbean […]

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St. Thomas Historical Trust Mini Museum

St. Thomas Historical Trust Mini Museum (West Side of Roosevelt Park, at 15 B Norre Gade, 00804, St. Thomas) – founded in 1966, this museum, set up to protect and preserve the historical identity, sites and cultural heritage of St. Thomas, has five rooms with antique furniture, artifacts and vintage photos of the island’s past […]

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St. George Village Botanical Garden

St. George Village Botanical Garden (127 Estate St. George, Frederiksted, Saint Croix, USVI 00840) – located just off the Queen Mary Highway, this botanical garden has a number of collections, including over 1500 native and exotic species and varieties. It is are established in and around the restored buildings and stabilized ruins of a 19th […]

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Hassel Island

Hassel Island (off the shores of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 00802) – originally connected to St. Thomas Island by an isthmus, Hassel Island forms the western edge of St. Thomas Harbor. The Danish government first separated Hassel Island from the main island in 1860, and in 1919, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers widened the […]

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Frederick Lutheran Church

Frederick Lutheran Church (7 Norre Gade, near Emancipation Garden, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 00802) – this historic church is another structure that goes back to the islands’ colonial era under Denmark. Since Lutheranism was the state religion in Denmark, this church served the local Danish population that lived in St. Thomas in those days. Hours: […]

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Fort Christian

Fort Christian (Waterfront Highway, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas) – this is St. Thomas’ oldest building (built between 1672 and 1680, and overlooks Charlotte Amalie harbor). The colonial powers put it to various uses: as a jail, governor’s residence, town hall, courthouse, and even as a church. A clock tower was added during the 19th century. […]

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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 […]

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Emancipation Garden

Emancipation Garden (Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas) – for those passing through this part of the island’s capital, this garden, built to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in the Virgin Islands (1848), includes a bronze bust of a freed slave blowing a conch shell, as well as two reminders of the island’s […]

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Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins (North Shore Road, Cinnamon Bay, St. John) — established by the Danes in 1717, Cinnamon Bay Plantation is one of the earliest sugar plantation settlements on St. John. In 1733 the owner of the plantation, Daniel Jensen, played a pivotal role in the slave rebellion which swept the island. The uprising […]