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Review of Estate Whim Museum

Estate Whim Museum
Ranked #10 of 37 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.
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Must Visit”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're on St. Croix, this really is someplace you ought to make time to see. It's a quick stop and the curators have done a fabulous job of not only decorating the houses but have nicely compiled island history. We were surprised to see so much heavy equipment and it was fascinating to be able to see how things went from relatively simple construction to steam powered. How they managed to hold onto all the equipment is fascinating in and of itself. A very worthwhile visit.

Visited February 2014
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Frederick, Maryland
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359 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I know that you're on vacation. But you do need to venture away from the beach and see other things, especially if you visit the Island only once. Columbus' landing, the F - pier, the waterfront at Christiansted, the waves at Hamm's beach, and Point Udall should also be on your bucket list.

Visited April 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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357 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Excellent window into island history”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This short, but informative tour really gives a great idea of what life was like when "King Sugar" ruled the island. In addition to a well preserved "great house" and outbuildings, there is a diorama that really illustrates how the sugar mills worked along with examples on the property of wind, animal and steam powered mills.

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East Granby, Connecticut
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Plantation Home”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a stunning plantation with museum artifacts. A must see on the island of St Croix. You wont be sorry.

Visited December 2013
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Informative Tour”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

The property is filled with artifacts on the history of St. Croix which is truly informative and helps visitors to understand the richness of the island's culture.

Visited December 2013
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