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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...

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank happytraveler882015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided house tour is very informative. Grounds tour can be self guided. Allow about an hour and a half to see this museum.

Thank DonRicardoDos
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121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Interesting historical visit. Unfortunately, similar experience and problems as the St. George Botanical Gardens in that the grounds are brown and gone due to the severe drought in St. Croix. Not sure where the photo at Trip Advisor was taken as the windmill at the Whim is broken and in disrepair.

3 Thank BDover
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a historical treasure. Each time I visit, it seems that more and more artifacts are added. Executive Director Sonia Dow and the staff are excellent. We happened to be on the island as the greathouse was having their annual "Come back to St Croix" activities. There was something every night. Most important was the fact that the archives have... More 

1 Thank TraveledCruzan
Sao Paulo, SP
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Learn about the folklore, culture and agriculture in Saint Croix. Music, dance, food, farming and family trees. A little bit of everything. I was amazed with the research made to recreate housing, houseware and clothes from different times. Totally worth it!

Thank Nana L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped by the Whim Estate to see the grounds and the gift shop, neither of which were anything special. If you want to see the house, it will cost $10 per adult and the staff are very insistent that you pay. All in all, this isn't that exciting.

2 Thank JCVBoyd
Arlington, Virginia
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lynne L
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank IslandGirl19963
Bayonet Point, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Mike B
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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