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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  • August 11, 2017
    The woman who works there gave us an extensive history about the Jews who ended up there and gave us extensive information about the Synagogue.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is just a short walk from main downtown shopping area and well worth visiting. An interesting part of Jewish history and Jewish evasion from persecution during the Spanish inquisition. Learned a ...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    This was such a fascinating place to visit. Aside from the religious significance, the place it has in the history of St. Thomas was very interesting and enlightening. Definitely a must see stop.  more »
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  • January 10, 2017
    It's okay 👶 👧 and I was there in 80s
  • February 18, 2017
    Interesting history, architecture, facts, and artifacts.
  • November 2, 2011
    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.
  • March 4, 2014
    Good from a historical point of view and to see how the community has changed over time. Friendly congregation.
  • February 13, 2015
    Awesome... Truly amazing...

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