Hassel Island lies in Charlotte Amalie Harbor and is a short boat ride from the waterfront.
This historic, 135 acre property is currently maintained by the St. Thomas Historical Trust and the National Park Service. You can explore Danish Prince Frederiks’ Battery, The British Officer’s Quarters and Enlisted Barracks, Garrison House, Cowell’s and Shipley’s Batteries, all examples of the military importance of the Island. Creque’s Marine Railway, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, Hamburg-American Line shipping Facilities and other maritime ruins, as well as a visit to the Leprosarium will give you a glimpse into St. Thomas life in the late 1700 and 1800’s. Hiking trails are a moderate 3 on a scale of 5.