St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie

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. Plan my day in Charlotte Amalie using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • The lady who normally is the tour guide was off the day we visited the synagogue to attend her daughters wedding so Mike the maintenance man there for the past 23 years spent about an hour and a half ...  more »
  • Amazed by the history of this synagogue, my son wanted to attend a service. It was absolutely beautiful inside, the service lovely and the people were very friendly.  more »
  • 1 of 3 in the world. When you visit this historic site, ask the docent to explain. The story is one I would never have imagined. Fascinating yes, but sad at the same time. It’s a not to be missed land...  more »
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