Estate Whim Museum
Estate Whim Museum
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Estate Whim has long been known for its colonial-era Great House, slave quarters, and mill factory complex; but much more can be found on the museum’s twelve acres. Various museum exhibits include My Granny House, the Living Museum, and rotating exhibits in the North and South Exhibit Halls. Also located on the museum’s grounds is the Research Library & Archives, where visitors can conduct genealogical and historical research and purchase photographs from our unique photograph collection.
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LLoomis319
Rushville, NY26 contributions
Although we visited for less than an hour, we felt fortunate to find Estate Whim open. We had read on their website they were open Wednesday-Saturday, but found them closed on a Friday. We just happened to be driving by on Saturday and saw a couple of cars in the parking lot, so stopped. I would call ahead to see if they are open at this point. The great house is closed after major roof damage in the hurricane, but the kitchen, museum, and out buildings are open, and there is plenty to read about the estate and sugar production. The docent told us they need money for restoration, although a few more signs on the property, and an update to their website would be helpful.
Written March 23, 2020
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Robert B
Richmond, VA49 contributions
Couples
If you’re not familiar with St. Croix’s colonial history, visiting this place is a must. Not because it’s a fun spot, or a beautifully restored and maintained historical site, but because it tells the story of sugar, an enslaved people and the consequences of a recent, powerful hurricane. See this and the fort in Christiansted to get some footing.
Written March 6, 2020
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,638 contributions
Couples
The museum is situated about two miles east of Frederiksted. It is a three-room historically restored plantation house that dates to the era of the Danes. In the early 18th century, Estate Whim was part of the trade triangle: sugar, rum, and slavery.
Written August 2, 2014
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Todd H
Morgantown, WV215 contributions
This is a really important historic site, but it's closed because of the pandemic. There is conflicting information on Social Media and the Historic Society's website that runs the museum as to operating hours. No one updates it, so it's not current, and there is no one to call. Quite sad, because this is a really well preserved site. Be sure to visit after it re-opens.
Written July 19, 2021
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BDover
US293 contributions
Family
Interesting historical visit. Unfortunately, similar experience and problems as the St. George Botanical Gardens in that the grounds are brown and gone due to the severe drought in St. Croix. Not sure where the photo at Trip Advisor was taken as the windmill at the Whim is broken and in disrepair.
Written August 1, 2015
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BCharlesMDRealtor
Washington, District of Columbia, United States9 contributions
Family
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.
Written August 13, 2013
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Patrushka-2010
Kalamazoo68 contributions
This is guaranteed to be the most educating and interesting 90 minutes you will spend touring St. Croix. After walking the foundations of numerous plantations throughout the Caribbean it was exciting to finally see an upright and preserved sugar cane operation, complete with period furnishings in the great house. Don't miss this attraction.
Written March 6, 2010
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VIslander
GA1 contribution
A marvelously restored Carribean plantation that evokes the memories of a hard Planter's life and the cruel institution of slavery. All of this amidst the impressive Danish West Indies era structures.
An inexpensive tour fee as well.
Written May 12, 2007
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pattyb1969
Milwaukee62 contributions
Couples
It was a very interesting stop to go to the Whim museum. There was many local women there singing, telling history stories and handing out food samples. Worth the time to get a better feel of the island.
Written March 20, 2019
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Sofia B
10 contributions
Family
The whim museum was staffed by local people who are genuinely invested in telling the history of their island. We learned so much. Our kids loved the food and candy samples. They loved learning local history from the calypso musicians who then gave them a drum lesson. We were enchanted by the history of Venus Johannes. The main house is closed due to hurricane damage, and I really hope they get the funds to fix it up. Know before you go: this is not a fancy, well staffed museum. There is no guided tour. The docent is a wonderful woman who operates on island time. She’ll give you the hand out for the self guided tour and give you a concise history of St Croix and the legacy of sugar cane here. She may restart the whole talk if new arrivals show up. Bring water, sun screen, curiosity and humility and you’ll get so much out of this place and the wonderful people who keep it running.
Written February 21, 2019
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