Historic Sites

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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Men and Women of the Soil: The Estate Bourdeaux Farmers

Agriculture has always had deep cultural and historical roots throughout the Caribbean region and the Virgin Islands are no exception. Arawak and Carib Indians, the first known agriculturists in the region, complemented the bounty of the seas by planting peppers, yams, beans, sweet potatoes, corn and cassava. During the heyday of plantation agriculture, cotton, tobacco,…

History of the Virgin Islands

The U.S Territories (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix) and the British Virgin Islands (to the north and east) are among the most beautiful geographical areas in the world, blessed with powdery beaches and sun-drenched weather. The islands lie in the path of soft tradewinds blowing direct from Portugal. Which perhaps accounts for the…

The Legend of Virgin Islands Rum

Cruzan…Sip, Relax and Enjoy. The tropical isle of St. Croix, which lies 40 miles to the south of St. Thomas, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. For all its beauty he named it “Santa Cruz” (Holy Cross). Years later, under the French flag, Santa Cruz was renamed Saint Croix. Cruzan Rum comes from St.…

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