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Estate Whim Museum

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Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, 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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Historic museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 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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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this attraction and the nice blend between a short guided tour at the main house and self guided exploration of the grounds. Getting to see how the sugar mills actual functioned was a nice treat. Bring water and be sure explore the whole grounds, not just the main house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Glad we decided to venture to the other side of the island to find this museum. The lady who provided us the Great House tour and history was very knowledgeable and a walking historian. The grounds was full of history from the slaves to the owners of the plantation. Highly recommend checking it out if you're on the island.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were taken by cab to the Estate Whim with another small group of people. We paid the $10 each for the tour which included a woman giving us a brief description of the three rooms within the museum building where one of the plantation owners had lived. While this was interesting, it did not seem to be enough information... More 

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