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“great history in a small room”
Review of Scale House

Scale House
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had history on placards on the walls to describe the history of the scale house. Centrally located by the customs house and the water. Really neat to see the scale in the ground. Well kept too.

Thank Neets007
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Loved this little building and it left me wanting more history! Just a small and well kept building that holds alot of history! Wish that we could have gone upstairs!

Thank LisaTompkins
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Scale house is open for public. There's not much to see in there other than an old scale used in back in the days of slavery. Inside there are plaques informing about the history of selling and buying slaves. Only problem is that several of the info plates are so worn out that it's difficult reading what they say. Not something to expect from an area actually protected and run by the national park rangers.

Thank Kenneth F
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is an interesting part of the history of St. Croix, is not much there, but seeing the scale and reading the history behind it was worthwhile

Thank kandl24
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

As the others stated this is just a small part of the History of St. Croix and a must see. You do need the imagination to picture how it was used and how busy St. Croix was as a trading hub. This paired with the Fort offers a great perspective of the history here. The Customs House was not open so I was not able to see it (bummer) but still am happy with the places I got to see.

There is a plaque outside which is very hard to read as it has mildew everywhere but there is another one inside which is much easier to read. I noticed that in St. Croix they seem to lack the general funds to really do their historical sites up but maybe in the future a restoration budget can be put in place to preserve all the history through out the island.

Thank WJY2011
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