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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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Great source of island culture and history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Huntington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Unfortunately there were no tour guides available on the day of my visit so we did a self-guided tour. It was interesting and presented a picture of life on a sugar plantation. A surprising horse racing exhibit depicted the importance of horse racing on the island. Friends who had visited on the previous day did have a guided tour and... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Hard to believe all the work that was put into making the sugar at these plantations. The remaining buildings are amazing they are still standing and would definitely recommend a visit.

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Pensacola, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Really good look into the life of the sugar cane plantation during the mid 1700's and the early 1800's. Most artifacts are not original, reproductions or items brought in from other locations that are from the same time period. The tour guide was very knowlegeable about the lifestyles of both the slaves, overseers, with a glimpse into the ownership of... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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355 reviews 355 reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Great House of the old Whim sugar plantation was built by the Danish in the mid 1700s after first surveyed in 1733-1735. Two different people gave brief descriptions of artifacts within the rooms of this old oval shape structure. After that, the tour groups were given a single mimeographed sheet describing all of the structures on the sprawling site... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Been here twice and I really enjoyed hearing about the early history of this island, the sugar cane baron's family 's history, Danish connection etc. It's low key so don't expect a whole lot, but it's cheap and when the huge flaming orange tree is blooming in July/August it's worthy of a fine painting. It's also very interesting to hear... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

History was good, pamphlet which had most of the information about the place was good, but tour was not. It was wide spread place, got to know a lot about the place/people.

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