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St Thomas Historical Trust Museum

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Address: West Side of Roosevelt Park, at 15 B Norre Gade, 00804, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340.774.5541
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10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Description: Offering the only free museum in town, Hassel Island tours and historical...
Offering the only free museum in town, Hassel Island tours and historical downtown walking tours! A pleasant historical adventure awaits you at St. Thomas Historical Trust's free museum. Tours take about 30 minutes, and you'll be led by knowledgeable local historians who love to tell the remarkable stories of St. Thomas' exciting history. Hassel Island Tours are Wednesday's at 8:30 am OR BY APPOINTMENT!!! Tour this amazing historical site with our super-knowledgeable guide "Doc." See the ruins of Danish and British forts as well as the leprosarim, the unique Creque Marine Railroad. Check out a real diving bell. Downtown walking tours with one of our certified guides are available by appointment. Just call! Our free museum gives you a chance to ask our experts about anything you have seen in St. Thomas and get the real facts! Genuine artifacts from the days of pirates, the age of steam ships and 100 year old 3-D images mesmerize history buffs along with dozens of antique photos from the late 1900s and early 20th century, and a sensational collection of Antique West Indian furniture. Learn about our 1867 tsunami, and the ominous threat that was the real reason the U.S. purchased the islands from Denmark. The best little museum in town, for visitors or locals. If you are local, please ask to see the "riddle picture", and see if you can identify the image. Museum hours: Open Tuesdays and Thursday's 10-3:30pm or by appt. How to find us: On Main Street's eastern end, on the West side of Roosevelt Park. Look for the flags flying from our balcony in front of our 1840s building. Enter the museum via our mini garden courtyard visible through the beautiful antique iron gates gate on left side of building, after pressing the button for admittance. Free, but donations are always welcome. The museum is operated by a 501(c) 3 non-profit.
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Hot and humid but awesome experience

Great people and love the hospitality but you don't understand the local culture or looking for fast service, you might not enjoy it like I did. Eat some some local food and enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Kia K
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great people and love the hospitality but you don't understand the local culture or looking for fast service, you might not enjoy it like I did. Eat some some local food and enjoy the music....jammin'!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon the Trust while on the self-guided walking tour. Pamela let us in even though they were closing up. Great tour and she shared all kinds of history of St Thomas. Definitely worth stopping by. There are other historical sights nearby (governor's mansion, 99 steps, Ft Christian, etc.)

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stopped by the museum on our Walking Tour and the Director, Pamela gave us a personal tour. All of the volunteers were over at Fort Christian preparing for the special opening, so Pamela opened up the museum and explained in detailed the history of the island. We were so appreciative of the time she took with us. Please take... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great history of St. Thomas - furnishings, paintings and photographs. Personal tour with docent. Supported by donations and proceeds from the gift shop.

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St. Thomas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I took my 7 year old on Veteran's Day and he loved this place. The history of these islands can often be overshadowed by the shopping and the beaches, but what a history it is. the architectural stuff alone had him swooning, and I saw in his artwork later how much he really took in. Take your kids and show... More 

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St. Thomas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Small area but filled with incredible detail via photographs and other artwork. You can truly feel the stories behind each individual piece. A lot of care has done into selecting each piece. Who knew such a seemingly "small" island could be so rich in history!

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice little (and I mean little) museum. A bit warm but it is St. Thomas in July. Very helpful docent and you could tell she really was happy to share the story of St. Thomas with us

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This museum is a cute little place with history of the island. There are historic items and Pam, the lady that works there was very nice and excited to tell us about the history of St. Thomas. I recommend visiting the place. It's free, but we gave a donation as they work to restore historic sites on the island.

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St. Thomas
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The building is kind of tucked away behind main street so it doesn't get as much walk by traffic as it could elsewhere. Pam the curator is very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the history of St Thomas. There are a lot of interesting things to look at and read about.

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Stafford, Virginia
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58 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

A darling little place filled with characters. The docents working the day we went were very informative. It is a must stop if doing the Hassel Island tour with the trust as they have a great video you can see.

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