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Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340-772-0598
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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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Rich in history

Gives great insight to the original industry and harsh reality of the history of the island. Very knowledgeable staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ravyn A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gives great insight to the original industry and harsh reality of the history of the island. Very knowledgeable staff.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We got to the Whim museum about an hour before it closed. A women talked to us about the significance of the main house, but after that we were on our own. This would have been fine but some of the exhibits were closed already and other spots were missing the informative readings. The Staff that we did encounter were... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
Watersmeet, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum presents a fascinating look into a shameful past: 18th Century colonial prosperity at the expense of enslaved labor. History is presented as it was, from the opulence of the plantation owners to the inhumane conditions of the slave laborers. The operation of the sugar mill and factory is especially interesting and tweaks the imagination of how things must... More 

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Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good look at how the early years were and Miss Margaret gave us a good history of the Whim House. Like others have said some new signage would really help. Glad we stopped there.

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Thank Cindy D
Williamsburg, Virginia
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560 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only restored sugar plantation great house that is open to the public on St. Croix. There is a guided tour of the Great House, but it is redundant with the written materials (more, below). The wood shop in the lower level is worth walking through. There are many buildings on the site that you can walk through,... More 

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Thank RichardinOhio
Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love history, so I really enjoyed this stop on our trip. The rest of my family thought is was just ok. With our entry fee, we received a guided tour of the house and a printed pamphlet for a self-guided tour of the grounds. The house had decor from the time of the sugar plantations, but mostly not originals.... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here as part of a tour and while it was reasonably interesting it wasn't great. Better signage would be good. The grand house was impressive though and the lady guiding us around was knowledgeable. Don't miss "Granny's House" (which isn't on a sign and is easy to miss) behind the toilet block. You can taste local fish cake... More 

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Reykjavik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Everyone visiting St. Croix should visit Whim museum. It gives a very good insight into life on the island while the sugar plantations were up and running and slavery was still at large. There is a Grand house much intact, showing a beautiful home of the plantation owners, and outside are the dwelling places of the slaves. There are also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We enjoyed visiting Estate Whim during the holiday evening hours -- nice lights, traditional inkberry tree, decorations, etc. We showed up a little early to check out the sugarcane plantation artifacts, which are on the grounds and can only be visited in daylight. There's lots to see, but very few informational signs, so it was unclear what most of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

took my daughter to this real old sugar mill and museum. A great tour, and the mill and estate was just amazing

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