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St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum

5332 Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6903, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-5541
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Charlotte Amalie Historical Tour (followed with Lunch at Amalia Cafe)

The guided walking tour of downtown Charlotte Amalie which is offered by the St. Thomas Historical... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Elizabeth H
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Los Angeles, California
So met -- and even succeeded -- our expectations!

I became a fan of the St. Thomas Historical Trust Facebook page in 2015 when I received an... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
STTSharon
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Orange Park, Florida
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Offering the only museum in town, Hassel Island tours and historical downtown walking tours! A pleasant historical adventure awaits you at St. Thomas Historical Trust's museum. Tours take about 30 minutes, and you'll be led by knowledgeable local historians who love to tell the remarkable stories of St. Thomas' exciting history. Hassel Island Tours are Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00AM OR BY APPOINTMENT!!! Tour this amazing historical site with our super-knowledgeable guide. See the ruins of Danish and British forts as well as the leprosarim, the unique Creque Marine Railroad. Check out a real diving bell. Downtown walking tours with one of our certified guides are available on Fridays at 9:00AM. Just call! Our museum gives you a chance to ask our experts about anything you have seen in St. Thomas and get the real facts! Genuine artifacts from the days of pirates, the age of steam ships and 100 year old 3-D images mesmerize history buffs along with dozens of antique photos from the late 1900s and early 20th century, and a sensational collection of Antique West Indian furniture. Learn about our 1867 tsunami, and the ominous threat that was the real reason the U.S. purchased the islands from Denmark. The best little museum in town, for visitors or locals. Museum hours: Open Monday-Friday 10-4:00pm The museum is operated by a 501(c) 3 non-profit.
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5332 Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6903, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The guided walking tour of downtown Charlotte Amalie which is offered by the St. Thomas Historical Trust is a great way to see the architecture of the oldest part of the town as well as learn more about the complicated and interesting history of the...More

Thank Elizabeth H
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I became a fan of the St. Thomas Historical Trust Facebook page in 2015 when I received an INCREDIBLE amount of help from St. Thomians locating the former home of my grandparents [at which I vacationed several times as a child]. On the eve of...More

Thank STTSharon
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Melia C, General Manager at St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thanks for the nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and talking to you about your grandparents home on island. All the best! Melia Cook

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We took the Historical Trust Tour on a Friday and really enjoyed it. MaryAnn Hickey led the walking tour of the Charlotte Amalie historic area which included the area around the fort and old port, the 99 steps and historical buildings and churches. We took...More

Thank Stephen M
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Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

I am so happy you enjoyed your Historical Walking Tour and your visit to the museum. So glad you had a great time. I hope you will stop by next time your in St. Thomas!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Melia gave us a 45 minute private tour of the museum for the price of admission $10. Well worth the price. Stop in if you want to learn a little more about the interesting history of the island and the people that have lived and...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We stopped into the Historical Trust while wandering around Charlotte Amalie. As we entered we were greeted by Melia Cook, the executive director. She provided an insightful tour of the museum which gave us a background on the history of St. Thomas and the surrounding...More

Thank AnnMarie U
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a very interesting museeum, with many fantastic effects and pictures, and the guid was a very good storyteller, she talked about the islands all back from Columbus and the indians to the years were the islands were a part of Denmark for 250...More

Thank René M
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Management response:Responded 3 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the Historical Trust Museum! We love to tell the story of our beautiful island and the rich history throughout the years! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

If you want to know about Hassel island then do Google research. Going to the island and doing the limited hiking and barely touching on the island's history was a major disappointment.we went to one side of island, Cowell's battery and signal station and Prince...More

Thank pee c
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Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

I am sorry you were unhappy with the tour of Hassel Island. It appears this review was for our Hassel Tour and not the tour of our Historical Museum. The tour is advertised that you visit Prince Frederik's Battery, Garrison House, Cowells's Battery and Signal...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

I live on St Thomas and had occasion to visit the museum and listen to a talk by a local Historian- what a treat - The museum is right in town, so if you are visiting on a ship, just stop on by and take...More

Thank Mucki W
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Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

We are happy you enjoyed your tour of the museum! Locals and visitors alike seem to enjoy all the artifacts and historical photos of the diverse history of our islands!

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

The Historical Trust Museum has relocated! Formerly on Veteran's Park, they have relocated to much larger quarters downtown right on the waterfront, very close to the Green House. They are now able to display many more items. This volunteer run organization does a great job...More

Thank StThomasGuy
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Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed the tour of the museum. Our volunteers love history and are excited to give tours of the museum, explaining all the historical photos, furniture and artifacts. The museum is in process of changing the photos shown on Trip Advisor. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Awesome new location ! Definite MUST see attraction. Knowledgeable staff willing to share with you their favorite piece of the collection. Thank you St Thomas Historical Trust. I will be back !

Thank Monique A
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Management response:Responded 26 May 2017

Thank you for the great review!

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