St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie
(4.6/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Very nice synagogue, situaded aroubd 3 blicks (uphill) from the seashore, in downtown St. Thomas It is small, but has a lot of history, and there is generally there somebody to tell you about it 
  • We arrived, along with other visitors, for a discussion of the history of this synagogue from one of the members. There is also a nice gift shop to visit with some reasonable priced items. 
  • Having never been into a synagogue before I'm hard pressed to say I know what they are supposed to look like inside. Even if you miss the Star of David adorning the walls it's obvious that the locatio...  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...