St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie

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Landmark
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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TripAdvisor
  • Sand floor, dark wood furniture, old Danish lamps and lots of history. Jewish settlement was brought to the island by the Danish to do transient in the sixteen hundreds. Very interesting!  more »
  • This Synagogue is tucked away, up a steep walk, but worth discovering. We had to ask a Sales person at Diamonds International for directions. We happen to run into Judith when we walked in. She was ve...  more »
  • It is a walk up a hill to get to this synagogue. There was a woman there who invited us to enter and sit down while we listened to her explaining the history of the place. Unusual sand floor. Worth a ...  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...