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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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Wonderful historic site

This estate was amazing to tour. There was a nice twist with a gentleman demonstrating conch shell use and the history of the shell since it is in abundance on this island... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our tour guide was Miss Margaret. She gave us a very detailed history of the main mansion; and then we toured the rest of the estate by ourselves. A lot of history at this estate going back to the early 1700's. This is a restored sugar and rum estate and is listed on the National register of Historic Places and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This estate was amazing to tour. There was a nice twist with a gentleman demonstrating conch shell use and the history of the shell since it is in abundance on this island. This museum closes at 3pm so you need to go in time to complete the tour. The organizers/tour guides do a great job and are very informative. I... More 

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Bayonet Point, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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Address: Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-772-0598
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Frederiksted

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