Estate Whim Museum, Frederiksted

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#1 of 18 in Museums in U.S. Virgin Islands
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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  • The main house was damaged by Hurricane Irma and Maria and has not yet been repaired. We heard the wonderful history of the estate from our guide who walked us around the mansion. We enjoyed a bit is ...  more »
  • We've seen lots of sugar mills in our travels over the years, but we've never been on a tour of one. We just happened to drive past this and decided to stop... on a "Whim" (pun intended). This was the...  more »
  • We spent several hours at Estate Whim Museum. The exhibits were well done. The women demonstating candy making and rag rug making were wonderful. We learned about their personal experiences and well a...  more »
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