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Estate Whim Museum

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Address: 52 Estate Whim | Centerline Road, Rt 70, Frederiksted, 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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Sugar Mills dot the island of St. Croix, it was great to get more information and history on them and the process of making sugar and rum! Beautiful structure!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Price, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely walk around property with lots of information regarding a sugar plantation and slavery. Take your time and enjoy. This is on the bus route of you don't have a vehicle.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited St Thomas and St John and this museum on St Croix is the best and most preserved example of the sugar cane plantation history in the USVI. This is a must-see if you want to learn more about the history of the islands.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Estate Whim was a great self-guided experience. The buildings and ruins offer a good idea of what it was like for people working on the estate throughout the years. There is a great exhibit that offers a glimpse into the history of slavery as well as the history and importance of horses and horse racing on the island.

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Price, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sugar Mills dot the island of St. Croix, it was great to get more information and history on them and the process of making sugar and rum! Beautiful structure!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Estate Whim and never visited the museum until I was an adult and had moved away. I was fascinated by the sheer beauty of the well kept grounds, structures and artifacts. It is a lovely place to spend a few quiet hours and take some pictures.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whim is a well maintained historic site with much to offer for history buffs and anyone who wants to learn more about the role that the sugar/rum/slavery triad had in shaping the islands of the Virgin Islands. Here you can tour restored and partially restored artifacts of this bygone era.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

this was an OK tour but be quite honest the botanical gardens was much better. If a person had limited time I would suggest going to the botanical gardens first. I will admit there was quite a bit of history at Estate Whim but it just lacked something to make it exciting

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Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Make sure you take the time for the guided tour of the Great House. The local guide made it seem like we were traveling back to the 18 th century with her interesting description of the people from that period and the life of the plantation owners and staff. The other buildings and historical displays helped us understand and experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Beautiful historical area. Encouraged discussion of island life, brutality of slavery. Good for all ages. Needs our support for preservation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is an interesting historical site to visit, but it could easily be much better. The many-times photocopied map you are given upon entry is unreadable. It is the main tool for exploring the plantation if you aren't going on the guided tour. The buildings contain a great deal of information and are interesting on their own, so it's a... More 

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