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“Interesting entrance to St Croix history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Estate Whim Museum

Estate Whim Museum
52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix
340-772-0598
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Frederiksted
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
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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.
New York, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Interesting entrance to St Croix history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We visited the Whim Estate upon recommendation of a Crucian friend. We found it eye opening to see island history up close through the buildings and land of a Danish sugar plantation. The guided tour was not very long and only included the main living quarters of the land owner but was well done and informative. The cookhouse is still in working condition and you can purchase pates (empanadas) and juices there. The historical descriptions were very helpful in getting a sense of what St Croix was like during slavery and ended up being connected to other parts of our island tour. I would recommend a short visit to Whim Estate.

Visited May 2013
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A little night music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The Whim Plantation has wonderful candlelight concerts with a totally mixed bag of entertainers. Check the local Avis for their schedule. There are also antiques, etc. for sale.

Visited March 2013
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Aarhus, Denmark
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“Very interesting place indeed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Well kept museum buildings, enthusiastic staff. Certainly worth a visit.
Guided tour included in the admission fee.

Visited April 2013
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Brønderslev, Danmark
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4 attraction reviews
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“Old Time Westindia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Its an open air museum with a fine manor house showing how the rich planters lives in the days of slavery. The main house are quite well kept but the open air area shows clearly lack of money to keep the machinery in good order.

Visited March 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut
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“Whim Plantation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Well maintained house with some records of how a sugar plantation was run. Grounds are easy to get around on. Takes about an hour. Good for a cloudy day on St Croix.

Visited March 2013
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