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Estate Whim Museum

Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-772-0598
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Frederiksted
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, 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...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, 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, three-foot-thick walls made of stone, coral and molasses, plus the original sugar processing plant and windmill.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The fee for a self-guided tour was a little pricey but my wife and I both felt that it was an interesting place to visit.

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Salt Point, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We liked this visit although had no interaction with any of the staff which we found unusual for this type of museum. The buildings are spread out and while you can read about the exhibits there was a lot more that we didn't get. We were there just before closing and I guess we missed the tour. The property like... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I like historical parts of trips so we were happy to come here. The elderly tour guide was friendly and I was able to take pictures of the inside, I don't know what that person was talking about. It was hot outside but still worth it. The money goes to keeping the plantation thriving..

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Dubai
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174 reviews 174 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

very happy with my choice for the excursion including Whim plantation. Actually the place has a very interesting history but unfortunately there is no material that will help you to get more information, as the tour is not very informative. However the place definetly has a great aura, I have to say.

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Parrish, Florida
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29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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78 attraction reviews
1,604 helpful votes 1,604 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 reviews 10 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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