Estate Whim Museum, Frederiksted

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Gain insight into Frederiksted in the 1800s by visiting Estate Whim Museum, a colonial sugar plantation restored to reflect what life was like for enslaved Africans during the period. Slaves built the main house, slave quarters, mill, and factory complex, whose attractive colonial architecture echoes the intense work and skill displayed by those men and women. Today, tourists flock to the 4.8 hectare (12 acre) site to see the only sugar plantation museum on the islands, as well as a number of conserved colonial-period artifacts. Make reservations ahead of time if traveling in a group. Make Estate Whim Museum part of your personalized St. Croix itinerary using our St. Croix trip planner.
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  • Although we visited for less than an hour, we felt fortunate to find Estate Whim open. We had read on their website they were open Wednesday-Saturday, but found them closed on a Friday. We just...  more »
  • If you’re not familiar with St. Croix’s colonial history, visiting this place is a must. Not because it’s a fun spot, or a beautifully restored and maintained historical site, but because it tells...  more »
  • Estate Whim brings Caribbean history alive. This wonderfully restored and maintained plantation features sugar cane processing technologies of the past in a setting perfect for walking around and...  more »

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