Estate Whim Museum, Frederiksted
(3.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was very interesting hearing about the estate and the great house from a local - Miss Margaret. The tour does not take very long. If it is open, see the library and genealogy area. They were VERY i...  more »
  • Had a great self-guided tour of property. Tons of information on the history of the island. There is a lot of old windmill parts and artifacts on how the sugarcane was processsed back in the day. Very...  more »
  • A tour that takes 2 hours that gives visitors a real look in the past of sugar milling. Very well maintained grounds and building. The museum also includes research opportunities.