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Estate Whim Museum

52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted 00840-3744, St. Croix
+1 340-772-0598
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Incredible voyage back in time!

Ms. Margaret toured the Great House for us and was a literal wealth of information! This... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
liquidphoto1
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Rockford, Illinois
Whim Plantation Is a Must See for History Buffs!

The day before we were leaving St. Croix, our family decided to visit the Estate Whim Museum. This... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Robert J
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Hermitage, Tennessee
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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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52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted 00840-3744, St. Croix
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Ms. Margaret toured the Great House for us and was a literal wealth of information! This unassuming lady sauntered in with her cane, leaned on a table and with amazing detail gave us an incredible account of the history of sugar cane and molasses on...More

Thank liquidphoto1
Reviewed August 4, 2017

The day before we were leaving St. Croix, our family decided to visit the Estate Whim Museum. This tour did not disappoint! We learned so much about the oval architecture of the house and the waterless stone moat around the house used to gather the...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Since we were staying on the other side of the island, we combined the Whim Museum with a few other Frederiksted-area stops and I'm glad we did. We had a great tour with Ms. Margaret (what a pistol she is!) of the main house and...More

Thank Brandiebb
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We visited the whim plantation on a Wednesday. Miss Margaret and a host of other older Islanders, really made the place come alive. We got to learn about the history of the plantation. There were people on site who could tell you about candymaking, Bush...More

Thank Ryan_Harringt0n
Reviewed July 5, 2017

The plantation display is fairly small, but they had some great displays that are well worth a view. We really enjoyed our stop, and the people were very friendly.

Thank ADS80
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This self-guided tour was a must-do on our St. Croix list Not knowing much about the island's history, the plantation house and information gave us a great insight into the lives of the earlier settlers who developed the land for agricultural purposes. The house is...More

Thank Trisha P
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Very nice to get a look at like in the sugar cane day plantation. Got a better understanding of the chimney smoke stack and wind mills for the production of sugar. Best time was had visiting with the demonstrator of musical instruments.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

This is a unique experience to walk through the round brick house and explore the grounds. There are knowledgeable people there to answer questions and a little entertainment singing songs from the era. The sugar mill is still standing, all of it is a must...More

Thank LadyDiButterfli
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Interesting local history, informative guide, lovely property, still in need of renovation. Spend your bucks, they really need money to help preserve the house!

Thank l00ps72
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This is about the only place where you can visit a historic plantation to get a sense of what the old plantations were like. The house stays much cooler than you'd expect because of its construction, which was very innovative. They have some restored buildings...More

Thank Todd H
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Chris L
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Shirley R | Reviewed this property |
It is not within walking distance. Maybe a 10 minute drive from pier. Tout itself doesn't take but 30 minutes, however there are ruins and buildings you can look at also.
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Ann D
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Willie G | Reviewed this property |
I also had a car but a taxi would be reasonable - the Whim estate isn't that far from the pier. I didn't go to the botanical garden (St. George's, I think), but I heard great things about it. I think they're fairly close... More
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