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99 Steps

Blackbeard’s Castle

Camille Pissarro Building

Danish Cemetery

Emancipation Garden

Fort Christian

Frederick Lutheran Church

Haagensen House

Legislature Building

Market Square

Post Office Square

Seven Arches Museum

St. Thomas Reformed Church

St. Thomas Synagogue

The Grand Hotel

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Historic Walking Tour

Follow the Self Guided Downtown Historic Tour using the Charlotte Amalie Map. 1 Legislature Building Originally a barracks for Danish troops, dating back to 1874. 2 Fort Christian This National Historic Landmark was completed by Danish settlers in 1680. Built originally to protect the colony from hostile marauders, It has housed a jail, a governor’s…

A Treasure Trove of Activities – Paradise for the Adventure Seeker

Paradise’s Activities for the Pleasure-Seeker: Swim with sea lions, pet a shark and feed nectar to a parrot-like lorikeet; Play pirate; Rent a paddle boat, kayak or sunfish at Magens Bay; Zip through the air at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour; Take paddle-boarding lessons; Take a bike or hike on the wild side; or Enjoy a yoga or zumba session.

French Heritage Week

Il est temps de celebrer! (It’s time to celebrate!) By Carol Bareuther, RD and Patricia Harkins-Pierre From Frenchtown, just west of Charlotte Amalie’s waterfront, to the French enclave on St. Thomas’ North Side, the French community – locally known as ‘Frenchies’ – have played an important role in the settlement and development of our islands.…

Sugar Mills

Visitors to the USVI can’t help but notice dozens of huge upside down thimbles that dot our islands’ hills. We call them “sugar mills” because they were built, most in the 18th century, to grind up sugar cane once grown on island plantations. If they look like windmills from Holland, it is because they are…

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