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“A disappointment” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Estate Whim Museum

Estate Whim Museum
Ranked #10 of 34 things to do in Frederiksted
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
New York City, New York
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117 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We had such a great experience at the lawaetz museum that we were so excited to visit the whim. The place is nice and well preserved. The view magnificent but was so disappointed of the lady that was supposed to give us a tour. She didnt give us the history of the place or the family that owned it. We asked questions when we did our own tour she would just give us abrupt answer. She was busy talking on her cell phone. Probably it was an off day or she was. So relaxed because there were no other people there but we paid the admission so regardless that it was only us we deserve some information. I recommend that they hire staff the knows the history of the place and willing to entertain and inform the paying public

Visited June 2013
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wayland, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Visit this magnificent old greathouse.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The tour guides are fabulous. The furniture is authentic. Sometimes there is someone making johnny cakes (yummy) in the cookhouse on the grounds. Nice gift shop.

Visited March 2013
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New York, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting entrance to St Croix history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We visited the Whim Estate upon recommendation of a Crucian friend. We found it eye opening to see island history up close through the buildings and land of a Danish sugar plantation. The guided tour was not very long and only included the main living quarters of the land owner but was well done and informative. The cookhouse is still in working condition and you can purchase pates (empanadas) and juices there. The historical descriptions were very helpful in getting a sense of what St Croix was like during slavery and ended up being connected to other parts of our island tour. I would recommend a short visit to Whim Estate.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little night music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The Whim Plantation has wonderful candlelight concerts with a totally mixed bag of entertainers. Check the local Avis for their schedule. There are also antiques, etc. for sale.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Mary B
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Aarhus, Denmark
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very interesting place indeed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Well kept museum buildings, enthusiastic staff. Certainly worth a visit.
Guided tour included in the admission fee.

Visited April 2013
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