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Estate Whim Museum

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Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, St. Croix
Phone Number: +1 340-772-0598
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A restored example of life on a sugar plantation in the 1800s, this site...

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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Nice place to learn the history of St. Croix

Had a great self-guided tour of property. Tons of information on the history of the island. There is a lot of old windmill parts and artifacts on how the sugarcane was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Norridgewock, Maine
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Norridgewock, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great self-guided tour of property. Tons of information on the history of the island. There is a lot of old windmill parts and artifacts on how the sugarcane was processsed back in the day. Very interesting.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour that takes 2 hours that gives visitors a real look in the past of sugar milling. Very well maintained grounds and building. The museum also includes research opportunities.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

great historical tour. I learned a lot about the history of the island. The setting is really beautiful and a great place to take photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Went on guided tour of mansion. Was very knowledgeable and interesting. Very beautiful. Also the gardens in the back of mansion were beautiful as well. They even had a sugar mill on sight. If your into history of St Croix this is a must see. Enjoyed our visit

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Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Our tour guide Sonya Dow was so passionate and knowledgeable about the museum and this made our experience that more meaningful. We got to walk thru exhibits that featured items that were over 200 years old.

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Hays, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We spent an hour at the Whim Museum and received a really rich history lesson from the older lady in charge of the museum. The museum is made up of many buildings that have a lot of information in each one. The trees on the grounds were incredibly large. We saw several large iguanas as well. It is a nice... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Whim is full of plantation, slavery and sugar mill history. There are several buildings on the property to view and although there's no air conditioning it's worth the $10 visit. We ate tradional island fish and fungi which was pretty tasty. The bay leaf tea with brown sugar was good too. We even played drums as the band played along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

As a history enthusiast, I loved visiting here and learning about plantation life on the island. This is a must do for anyone wanting some culture and education in their vacation. It's a big property but very navigable. Tour was informative and the property is well maintained.

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Richmond, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Whim Museum was a mixed bag for me. A lot of history, which I love. The original sugar mill and historical remnants. The architecture of the great house was very elegant. But, then the painting of the enslaved woman with the child and seeing the slave quarters hit me hard. Indescribable. Nonetheless, this is our history and a must... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

As we made our last stop on our cruise at St Croix we took a taxi to Whim Estate. As it once was owned by the Danish we wanted to make a stop (as we're from neighbouring Sweden). We got a guided tour around the estate and really enjoyed our visit there. The history is interesting and the area is... More 

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