St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie

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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. To visit St. Thomas Synagogue on your trip to Charlotte Amalie, use our Charlotte Amalie trip builder.
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  • After multiple tries, I finally found it. It is behind many narrow one way streets. The history and age makes the building very special. Also stopped by the gated cemetery. Worth the effort. Next time...  more »
  • This historic synagogue is breathtaking in its history and furnishings. It is wonderfully maintained, with the original sand floors (you will learn the meaning of the sand floors from the docent). The...  more »
  • I dragged my friends along to the synagogue and we're all so glad I did. The building itself is beautiful and full of history. A welcoming member of the congregation was there and gave us a wonderful ...  more »
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  • It's okay 👶 👧 and I was there in 80s
  • Interesting history, architecture, facts, and artifacts.
  • 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.
  • Good from a historical point of view and to see how the community has changed over time. Friendly congregation.
  • Awesome... Truly amazing...