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Address: Waterfront Hwy. | across from Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340/774-0880
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This elegant lime-green building was where ownership of the Virgin Islands...

This elegant lime-green building was where ownership of the Virgin Islands was transferred from Denmark to the U.S.

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Easily accessible to the Virgin Island people

In most locations the center of government activity is hard for the average countryman to access. The Virgin Island legislaure meets right downtown in the capital and is easily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2016
CyndyandByron
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Interlachen, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We popped in on a whim and asked the guard if they did tours...he picked up the phone....made a call...and a man (who turned out to be a state official) came down and took us around HIMSELF! Glad we asked! The inside of the building is beautiful!

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Originally erected as a barracks for Danish troops, later served as housing for U.S. Marines, and eventually a public school. One of the high points in this old building's history was its use in 1917 as the site of ceremonies transferring ownership of the Danish Virgin Islands to the USA. Now the Capitol of USVI. My wife and I stopped... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

In most locations the center of government activity is hard for the average countryman to access. The Virgin Island legislaure meets right downtown in the capital and is easily accessible by public transportation. there must be security, but it does not feel like a fortress. The grounds are clean and neat and were home to a family of chickens, rooster,... More 

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We went there twice, on different weekdays, both during hours that you would expect a public building to be open, and was denied access both times. We were told at the lower level, by different guards behind the metal detector in the entryway, that there was only one woman upstairs, and she could not leave her post to show anyone... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Used to be the old US Marine Barracks and now the Virgin Islands Senate operates within its walls. Was there last week visiting a Senator. The grounds are great for photos This is where the Transfer of possession happened back in 1917.

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Invermere British Columbia Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you are a history buff you will enjoy touring these great old places which are not only visually impressive but the stories behind them are also great.

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1 Thank Howard W
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I think the title of my review speaks for it's self. If you're already about the downtown Charlottle Amelia area then you could stop here for a photo, but I wouldn't spend any significant time here since it's not a place to visit like a museum would be. It was also a Sunday when I was here so I doubt... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you want to see government/historical buildings, this is easily the best option on the island. The gold inlay and row of cannons makes it a must see

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This nice looking building was originally built by the Danes in 1874 and severed as the Charlotte Amalie high school before it became home to the Virgin Islands Senate. Unfortunately, neither the building nor the grounds are open to the public so you need be satisfied with viewing from a distance. Located on the small bit of land jutting into... More 

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Independence, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very nice and well taken care of.... close to downtown of Charlotte Amalie and the old Dutch Fort. Gorgeous view of the bay, and you can tour the building if you like. If you have a rental car, you can park in the lot right there.

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