ST CROIX VI
Immerse yourself in St. Croix’s rich history by visiting its historic sites. Explore Christiansted National Historic Site, which includes Fort Christiansvaern and other restored colonial buildings. In Frederiksted, you can visit Fort Frederik and learn about the island’s Danish and colonial heritage.
Christiansted National Historic Site
Christiansted was founded by the Danish West India & Guinea Company in the mid-18th century as a center of trade and administration in the Danish West Indies. The Christiansted National Historic Site preserves the colonial-era architecture and cultural heritage of this historic town.
Frederiksted Historic District
Frederiksted has a rich history as one of the major towns on St. Croix and served as the western commercial hub during the Danish colonial period. The district is known for its well-preserved historic architecture and buildings that reflect the town’s past.
Estate Whim Plantation Museum
Estate Whim was a sugar plantation that operated from the 18th to the early 20th century. It was one of many plantations on St. Croix that played a vital role in the island’s economy during the colonial period. The museum provides insights into the plantation era and the lives of those who lived and worked on the estate.
St. George Village Botanical Garden
The main focus of the site is its extensive botanical garden, featuring a diverse collection of tropical plants, trees, and flowers. The garden is organized into different sections, including a palm grove, orchid house, cactus garden, medicinal herb garden, and more. Visitors can explore the garden’s pathways, enjoy the colorful displays, and learn about the unique plant species found in the Caribbean.
Cruzan Rum Distillery
The Cruzan Rum Distillery has a rich history that dates back to 1760 when the Nelthropp family began producing rum on the island of St. Croix. The distillery is now known for its award-winning rum, which is made using traditional Caribbean methods and recipes passed down through generations.
The Scale House, also known as the Christiansted Scale House, is a notable structure in Christiansted’s historic district. It was constructed in the late 18th century and was used as a place to weigh and tax goods during the Danish colonial period.