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“A LOOK BACK INTO THE 19TH CENTURY ISLAND LIFE” 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.
Melbourne, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A LOOK BACK INTO THE 19TH CENTURY ISLAND LIFE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great island history. Be sure to check the entire grounds around the greathouse! I first visited Whim in about 1978. History stands still and true. The gift shop is quite small (and expensive) now but still worth a look-see.

Visited September 2013
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“historic plantation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

They are interesting things to see, good Guided tour for the inside of the Owners House (2 thumbs up to the guy who gave my tour). The fee of $10 is kinda high since the guided tour is only for the inside, while the outside is self guided.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had such a great experience at the lawaetz museum that we were so excited to visit the whim. The place is nice and well preserved. The view magnificent but was so disappointed of the lady that was supposed to give us a tour. She didnt give us the history of the place or the family that owned it. We asked questions when we did our own tour she would just give us abrupt answer. She was busy talking on her cell phone. Probably it was an off day or she was. So relaxed because there were no other people there but we paid the admission so regardless that it was only us we deserve some information. I recommend that they hire staff the knows the history of the place and willing to entertain and inform the paying public

Visited June 2013
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Visit this magnificent old greathouse.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The tour guides are fabulous. The furniture is authentic. Sometimes there is someone making johnny cakes (yummy) in the cookhouse on the grounds. Nice gift shop.

Visited March 2013
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New York, NY
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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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