Historic Sites

Historic Sites


There are countless historic attractions on St. Croix. In fact, we would not be exaggerating by saying that just about every where you look on St. Croix you are likely to see a historic site. From forts and Danish towns, to plantation ruins and rum distilleries, history is everywhere. Seven different flags have flown over the island since Columbus’ 1493 landing in Salt River when the Europeans settled here. But, the first settlers of St. Croix were the Igneri, Taino, and Carib Indians, predating Columbus’ visit by centuries. Many of St. Croix’s guided tours are designed to teach you about St. Croix’s historic sites, and here are a few places that offer great historic perspective on St. Croix.

Reconnect with Nature at the Botanical Garden

St. George Village Botanical Gardens

Explore St. Croix’s Botanical Life on this Historic Estate! St. George Village Botanical Garden is dedicated to conservation and preservation of both the historical and living collections on its grounds. The Garden’s mission is to conserve the native plant species of St. Croix, as well as threatened species of other Caribbean islands suited to local…

Mid Island
(340) 692-2874
Visit the Estate Whim Museum & Great House

Whim Plantation Museum

Take a Look into St. Croix’s History at this Authentic Danish Plantation Museum! Whim Plantation Museum, an authentic Danish sugar estate dating from the 1700’s offers an unforgettable glimpse into the days when sugar was King and rum ruled...

Frederiksted
(340) 772-0598

Lawaetz Family Museum

A Unique View of the Danish West Indian Life of the Early 1900s! Nestled in a valley northeast of Frederiksted, the Lawaetz Museum’s 18-century estate house, with its accompanying ruins and rambling garden, has a charming old-island quality. Converted...

Frederiksted
(340) 772-1539
Cruzan Rum Distillery

Cruzan Rum Distillery

Cruzan Rum – Welcome to the Don’t Hurry. The Cruzan Rum Distillery welcomes you to come visit our “Don’t Hurry” atmosphere. Learn how to create delicious cocktails and relax island style! The Visitors’ Pavilion houses the Gift Shop &...

Frederiksted
(340) 692-2280