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Address: Charlestown, Nevis
Phone Number: 869-469-5786

Exhibits regard the history and culture of Nevis, with particular focus on...

Exhibits regard the history and culture of Nevis, with particular focus on Nevis-native, Alexander Hamilton.

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Nice little museum!

This is a nice, local little museum tucked in between the ocean (and the ferry in Charlestown) and the main road through town. Interesting artifacts and very simple timelines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2016
Dian D
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum of Nevis History and Christina Monument is a charming and well thought out display in a compound near on the coast in Basseterre, that one can walk to from the ferry terminal. It houses artifacts from the earliest Amerindian settlers and includes items from the slavery days as well as details from the life of Nevis-born Alexander Hamilton... More 

Thank KiminGranCouva
Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First stop on our tour around the island, Alot of great history around Nevis. You need a guide to tell you the story behind the building and the area.

Thank Southernclipper
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We stopped by the museum and learned a bit about Nevis. The displays have good write ups. Although a small museum it was good. The lady running the place was very nice and helpful. We also got to go to the Alexander Hamilton House which is next door. Worth a stop if you are on Nevis.

Thank 1DoorMat
New Mexico
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143 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We did not visit the museum, but stopped in to get a walking map of Charlestown. We were sincerely welcomed by Trisha, one of the employees at the museum. We let her know that we didn't plan to visit the museum at that moment, but wanted to get a brochure for the walking tour. She immediately pulled out a brochure... More 

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at sea
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172 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

this is the same location with a different name....see reviews for Alexander Hamilton museum, they are contigous buildings and displays

Thank Footsac
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60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, local little museum tucked in between the ocean (and the ferry in Charlestown) and the main road through town. Interesting artifacts and very simple timelines. Loved the local beekeeping exhibit!

Thank Dian D
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

The small.museum offers a chronilogical island history from the original south American Indians who were driven off by the Europeans, though Nelson, Hamilton to present day, all.self guided by reading written panel displays. A bonus is for the price of admission to the museum, across the garden the Alexander House exhibit is included. Look for review of the Hamilton House.

Thank Tony B
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Unfortunately, as much as we loved, loved, loved Nevis, downtown Charlestown does not have much to offer. After walking through a town with no retail and virtually no restaurants, about all you have is a museum for which you have to pay an entrance fee even though only the steps have any relation to Alexander Hamilton. Really?? No THANK YOU!!!

Thank Elizabeth S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The museum is next to the Alexander Hamilton House. The admission fee is for both places and was relatively inexpensive. The museum is small. It has a few historical artifacts but it mostly has text displays that I found interesting.

Thank Gordon175
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

While not large, the museum offers a lot of information on the history of Nevis. Would have spent more time if we were not on a 'schedule'.

Thank MikeH6968

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