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Estate Whim Museum

52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix
340-772-0598
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Frederiksted
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: A restored example of life on a sugar plantation in the 1800s, this site features a great house filled with reproductions of colonial furniture,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Parrish, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

For the price of the tour $10 per adult, the tour was so so! The main house consist of 3 rooms with furniture dating back to the 1600's however they won't let you take pictures of the inside, don't know why, they just don't!! The guide Wendy knew her stuff, but seemed in a hurry!!

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Geneva, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We really enjoyed the history associated with Estate Whim - it gave a great context for what life must have been like on all of the plantation estates on St. Croix. The house and grounds were in decent repair, and the information regarding the slave trade in the exhibits was very informative. I marked Estate Whim as only three stars... More

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Greve, Denmark
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55 attraction reviews
599 helpful votes 599 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The museum is situated about two miles east of Frederiksted. It is a three-room historically restored plantation house that dates to the era of the Danes. In the early 18th century, Estate Whim was part of the trade triangle: sugar, rum, and slavery.

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The guides take you through the main house and the rest is a walking tour of the property. This was our third trip to the island and our second to the estate. On both occasions, we had great guides who were very knowledgable about the local history and life on the estate during it's operation.

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Conover, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Tour guide very helpful. Overall good tour. Lovely place to spend the afternoon. The master's house was very cool. The windmill is a must see (for me).

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The great thing about Estate Whim is they are linked to other groups if you do a membership like I did so you can get a lot done in one shot

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Easy to miss as it is confusing to find things in St. Croix. We found there isn't a great deal of tourism updates on the road signs and maps. This area could flourish if they would spend time to energize these beautiful areas and maintain the historical sites. I would love to live here.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you want to get a flavor of the Island's history this estate is definitely worth the tour. I really got a sense of what the plantation life in St. Croix was like and the ruins of the sugar mill and factory are really interesting.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Enjoyed the out buildings and restored plantation, but not that much there. Plantation house is only 3 rooms. Thought it was over priced for what was there.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're on St. Croix, this really is someplace you ought to make time to see. It's a quick stop and the curators have done a fabulous job of not only decorating the houses but have nicely compiled island history. We were surprised to see so much heavy equipment and it was fascinating to be able to see how things... More

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