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Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-772-0598
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: A restored example of life on a sugar plantation in the 1800s, this site...
A restored example of life on a sugar plantation in the 1800s, this site features a great house filled with reproductions of colonial furniture, three-foot-thick walls made of stone, coral and molasses, plus the original sugar processing plant and windmill.
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Very educational!

Our guide, Margaret was so knowledgeable about the plantation history. We thoroughly enjoyed her narrative as we toured the plantation house. We also had our first johnnycakes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
MrsKA59
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Detroit, Michigan
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Bayonet Point, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The tour was very informative and enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely a must for history buffs.

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our guide, Margaret was so knowledgeable about the plantation history. We thoroughly enjoyed her narrative as we toured the plantation house. We also had our first johnnycakes, prepared in the old plantation kitchen. The museum is run and funded by the St. Croix Landmark Society, but the museum would benefit from additional funding to upgrade the exhibits of original cane... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Estate Whim is not prosperous, but they tell their story very well. They describe and illustrate well the life of slaves, and in more detail that some similar museums we have seen in the states. They cover the social aspects as well as the brutal ones, without sparing the visitor. It was seriously educational.

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Manassas, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Miss Margaret gave us a very informative tour of the main house and the grounds were fabulous despite the recent drought. Was nice to see the what the top of the sugar cane mill ruins that dot the island would have looked like when they were active.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited the Whim on Transition Day and as a treat it was free of charge. Incredible history there and everyone presenting is proud of the island history and culture. Nestled away on the adjacent property are the slave quarters which actually arent on the Whim property and owned privately by a family but take a peek there. It's actually creepy... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Estate Whim was an educational experience and provided insight into the island's history. Our tour guide was well-informed. The grounds were well-maintained.

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Georgetown, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were fortunate to have visited at a time when Sonia Dow, the Executive Director of the St Croix Landmarks Society, the organization which runs the estate, was on location. Ms. Dow gave us a personal tour of the estate. She is a fantastic source of information about St. Croix, a fascinating island. I learned more about the culture and... More 

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Pownal Center, Vermont, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We liked that the site has a lot of semi-intact buildings and our guide Mr. Moore was extremely knowledgeable. Though the house tour is the only part where the guide accompanies you, we found him very accommodating and he answered many questions about the colonial slave history as well as the house itself. Allow two hours for a relaxed and... More 

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lots of history here, great tour if you enjoy learning about the history of the island. It's sad that things are not supported more for this place so that this history can be maintained and shared for future generations. We thought it was unique!

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A great museum with a great house and sugar plantation. the only place you can get a feel for what is was like, nice museum with revolving displays.

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