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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  • Perhaps my expectations were too high, but the Whim Museum was underwhelming. The main house is moldy, no longer has furniture and can only be viewed behind a rope. The tour was a fairly good 5 minute...  more »
  • A neat experience if you are into historical perspectives (I am). The main house is in very bad need of a new roof, and we donated to assist in the effort. Such places should be preserved. My wife and...  more »
  • The main house is fully intact and in good shape - far not all sugarfarms are. Sugarmill/-machinery also gives a good impression of the old days - which were not that good for everybody.  more »

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