Estate Whim Museum, Frederiksted

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#1 of 12 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. To visit Estate Whim Museum and get the most from your holiday in St. Croix, create itinerary details personal to you using our St. Croix itinerary planner.
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  • August 4, 2017
    The day before we were leaving St. Croix, our family decided to visit the Estate Whim Museum. This tour did not disappoint! We learned so much about the oval architecture of the house and the waterles...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Since we were staying on the other side of the island, we combined the Whim Museum with a few other Frederiksted-area stops and I'm glad we did. We had a great tour with Ms. Margaret (what a pistol sh...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We visited the whim plantation on a Wednesday. Miss Margaret and a host of other older Islanders, really made the place come alive. We got to learn about the history of the plantation. There were peop...  more »

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