The easternmost place in the United States offers a variety of unique diversions, from pristine beaches to fascinating historical sites.
Absorb Crucian culture in Christiansted and Frederiksted, the two largest towns on the island, explore Buck Island—one of only three underwater national monuments in the U.S—or just enjoy the Caribbean sun on one of our many breathtaking beaches. On St. Croix, there is simply no excuse not to have fun.
Located in downtown Christiansted, this 19th century pharmacy was established by a Danish pharmacist around 1816 to prepare medicines for the Danish military garrison in Christiansted.
On July 3, 1848, "General Buddhoe" Gottleib rallied more than 6,000 armed slaves at this park to demand freedom. As a result, Governor Peter von Scholten proclaimed the emancipation of the slaves on this day. Located next to Fort Frederik Museum in Frederiksted, the park contains a bronze bust of the renowned slave rebellion leader.
Located in Frederiksted, the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts serves and promotes the artists and art of the Caribbean. The center offers opportunities for learning, introspection, and connection with the cultures of the Caribbean.
History comes alive as you walk among the original early 18th century plantation buildings on the 12 acres of Whim Museum. Whim is the oldest sugar plantation museum in the Virgin Islands. The greathouse, 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.
Completed in 1749, and later expanded in the 1830s, Fort Christiansvaern protected the town from pirates and other invaders. It once also served as a police station and courthouse. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1952 and now displays 1830s furnishings and an exhibit on local military history.
Government House consists of three buildings connected by walks and steps around a serene courtyard. The oldest building, the Schopen wing, was completed in 1747; construction on the Sobotker wing was completed in 1797; the new courtyard building replaced earlier structures at the end of the 19th century. The building serves as the official office of the governor and also houses the Department of Tourism’s Visitor Center.