Thank you for your interest in and support of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Department of Tourism is actively working to recover and rebuild from back-to-back hurricanes. If you have a stay-over vacation scheduled before November 1, 2017, please contact your airline, accommodations provider and/or travel agent, and consider visiting at a later date. Updates on hotel properties are available here. Please visit usviupdate.com for more details as we prepare to welcome visitors back to our shores
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March 31st 2017 will mark the 100th year anniversary of the Danish West Indies becoming the Virgin Islands of the United States. The history from before and after that Transfer Day is still very much alive, waiting for you.
Here’s why you want to be part of our Centennial Commemoration:
100 Years of History
During the Transfer Centennial, we will highlight many significant historical accomplishments of the last 100 years such as the naturalization of the residents of the former Danish West Indies and the ability to elect our own Governor and write our own Constitution, just to name a few. Countless milestones have occurred over the last 100 years since the Transfer from Danish to American rule.
Centennial Observances Galore
This territory-wide, multi-year observance features events and activities that will include parades, lectures, concerts, cultural exhibitions and festivals featuring local art, dance, music and food. Both residents and visitors can experience the unique and diverse characteristics of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ natural, cultural and social history during our Centennial Commemoration.
Embracing our Danish Roots
Our recent partnership with Norwegian Airlines offers a weekly direct flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Croix starting in November 2016. Between the Danish cemeteries, the forts and the ruins of former sugar plantations, we can introduce more Danish people to a part of their history that they’re unacquainted with.
100 Years to Commemorate and Centuries More to Be Discovered
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- 9 Historic Figures With Ties to the U.S. Virgin Islands
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