St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie

(4.7/5 based on 240 reviews on the web)
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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  • The guide was very good telling us about the history. The gift shop was nice. The video was informative 
  • Not of the Jewish faith, but a friend and I went to a Rosh Hashanah service as, despite being a resident of St Thomas for over 30 years, I'd never been inside the synagogue although I know many member...  more »
  • Our family has visited St. Thomas half a dozen times over the years, but we had no idea there was a synagogue walking distance from the shopping district. It was just good luck that a member of Chabad...  more »
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  • 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...