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Estate Whim Museum

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Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted 00840-3744, St. Croix
Phone Number: 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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Great History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2016
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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Loved the Estate Whim! Its wonderful to see people working hard to preserve history! While there we were treated to demonstrations in calypso music, basket weaving, shell carvings, mat weaving, candy making, and local cuisine tastings and discussions. We also got a tour of the great house from Miss Margaret, who was amazing, and did a self guided walking tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Then you must visit the Estate Whim Museum. They explain how they built the homes, how they lived. The history of slavery on the island. Everything here is very authentic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I learned more during my hour at Estate Whim than all my reading before our trip. Estate Whim was...well...a trip on a Whim during our visit to St. Croix and I'm glad we did. You MUST visit granny's house on the property. It helps get a feel of the culture. The house is in need of some repair, so every... More 

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