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Estate Whim Museum

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Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted 00840-3744, St. Croix
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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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Good Example of a Sugar Mill

Went here for Christmas festivities, and my daughter got to visit with Santa. What there is of it is very nicely done, some interesting furniture and architecture to see in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Florissant, Colorado
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Florissant, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for Christmas festivities, and my daughter got to visit with Santa. What there is of it is very nicely done, some interesting furniture and architecture to see in the great house and a good example of a Sugar mill as well as some other historic artifacts on the property.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whim is on the west end of the Island and is just a wealth of History.this visit will also,if your coming from the east, a chance to See the rum factory,Whim, continue on west to the lovely Frederiksted and for more adventure drive the Mahogany rd back.

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Thank Phoebe w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Estate Whim is unusual that it's a furnished estate instead of stone ruins. Although in need of continued restoration, the grounds give visitors a depiction of sugar cane plantation life. Exhibits show the cruelty of slavery, but celebrate those that descended from these strong individuals. Outside one of the buildings, a couple in costume played a drum and sang... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have an appreciation for what they are trying to do with this museum, but it is lacking....I was surprised to hear that the furniture in the main house was not original to the house and was shipped over from Denmark. Also, sad to say, the roof is in desperate need of repair or replacement and there was much water... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds alone are worth the trip. Make sure you go all the way to the back and see all of the sugar cane processing machines over the years. The gift shop is cute with some nice local handicrafts. The day we were there, there was a singer and drummer re-telling the history of some of the prominent people in... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum with a good story telling of the plantation live. We missed some inseight of the slavery - or field workers. But in all a good expirience.

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Thank Michael J
Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most all the exterior signage was gone. What signage remained was too faded to read. Cool old machinery. Mansion house was well displayed and thoughtful. But this is a museum more dedicated to the modern politics of post-slavery and not real history.

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Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

Do not trust the website for the hours of operation--- it is incorrect. We enjoyed seeing the different buildings and equipment used in the 1800s. For some reason there are many large pieces of equipment located in tall grass. Tour is USD $10.00 Cash-- no credit cards accepted

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

I loved Whim Museum! So much history to learn about and experience. Make certain you allocate enough time because you won't want to miss any of it!

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Thank Leigh M
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

The Estate Whim Museum is a historical gem. Not only it allow the casual tourist to get a glimpse back in time, but it is a researcher's paradise. The house and grounds are wonderful for seeing how things were when sugar was king, but the research library was, for me, the most important part of the museum. Here you can... More 

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