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St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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I list this as a must see when you visit Charlotte Amalie. It is a bit of a walk up Synagogue Hill. This building was the third constructed. First was two small, second burned down, this one is almost... read more »
Encountering this was a surprise. Who would have "thunk it" that one of the oldest synagogues in the western hemisphere would be, of all places, here?! It is a beautiful structure, and as a previous r... read more »
This synagogue is a beautiful and meaningful place to stop. We saw a very interesting video, since there was no docent available, and we read the material available in the small museum area in the bac... read more »
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...
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