St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997, St. Thomas Synagogue remains an elegant and unique site with a rich heritage. The second oldest in the United States, the synagogue was built in 1833 for a Sephardic congregation established some 40 years before. The history of the site echoes through the European architecture speckled all over the building, such as Dutch chandeliers that hang overhead. You will be immediately struck by the sand floor of the synagogue, for which no one is sure of the origin, although helpful guides will happily provide you with popular theories. Plan my day in Charlotte Amalie using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • St. Thomas Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in the western Hemisphere. It is located up a hill behind the shopping district. Sand covers the marble floors of the Sephardic style sanctuary. Th...  more »
  • the synagogue and the gift shop are both must sees when in St. Thomas. Unfortunately, the gift shop was still closed this month due to the hurricane.  more »
  • This is a classic Sephardic Temple and one of only 5 in the world with a sand floor. The Temple is amazing from the beautiful wood, to the architecture to its rich history. The museum portion needs to...  more »
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  • Beautiful synagogue
  • I loved my trip to St. Thomas and had to make time to go to the second oldest Synagogue in the Western hemisphere! When I got to the top of the hill and fell in love with the beautiful modesty. I hope to go again one day. The women there are wonderful, knowledgeable people. I have a pretty Mezuzah in my doorway from the unforgettable visit.
  • It's okay 👶 👧 and I was there in 80s
  • Interesting history, architecture, facts, and artifacts.
  • Good from a historical point of view and to see how the community has changed over time. Friendly congregation.

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