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St. Thomas is home to the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie. It has been the heart of St. Thomas’ activities from colonial times to present. Historic buildings found throughout downtown Charlotte Amalie take visitors back to the Danish era when the town was a bustling port of trade; while modern additions of taxis, shops, souvenir vendors and cruise ships in the harbor remind that it is tourism that currently drives the economy.
Experience St. Thomas and the Virgin Isles from the 1700's to the 1950's through the eyes of the artists living here during those 250 years. On loan from private donors
Experience St. Thomas and the Virgin Isles from the 1700’s to the 1950’s through the eyes of the artists living here during those 250 years. On loan from private donors for the first time, this 2 day event will showcase original paintings, etchings, maritime art and maps. This is the first tribute by the St.Thomas Historical Trust to honor the VI’s Centennial Year. Admission $10 per person.
The annual meeting of the Caribbean Genealogy Library will include library presentations followed by a presentation by guest speaker Per Nielsen. Per Nielsen is the author of Mrs. Jensen and
The annual meeting of the Caribbean Genealogy Library will include library presentations followed by a presentation by guest speaker Per Nielsen. Per Nielsen is the author of Mrs. Jensen and other Caribbean Danes; Danish-West Indian sailors, servants, and workers in Denmark, 1880-1920.
Were there black West Indians in Denmark during the colonial times? Nielsen explores this topic in his recent book. He researched 90 lives out of the maybe 300 black West Indians who came to Denmark in the years 1880 – 1920. Most came to Denmark as servants and sailors. Come hear about this part of Virgin Islands history.
Library membership starts at $35 a year for individuals. The public is invited as well; it is $5 for non-members to attend. For more information (340) 714-2136.
Charlotte Amalie, the main area and the sub district, is home to almost half of the islands 51,000+ residents. Other residents live on the East End, West End and North Side. These references might seem quite broad however on an island just 32 square miles they work well. If you ask for directions you are likely to hear them.
St. Thomas is largely mountainous. Many roads around the island offer terrific panoramic views of the island and ocean. Amongst the hills on St. Thomas and along the beaches you will find an assortment of accommodations; resorts, historic inns, guest houses, vacation homes, villas and condos.
St. Thomas is a water lover’s paradise. For your vacation plan a few beach days, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, a day charter, kite boarding, sailing, fishing, kayaking and parasailing. On land you can play a round of golf, take an island tour, check out some attractions, take in the historical sites downtown and do some shopping. In the evening you can hit happy hour at a bar or restaurant, catch some live music and have dinner with a sublime view!
The Cyril E. King Airport serves travelers coming to St. Thomas. Visitors staying on St. John and Water Island can easily day trip to St. Thomas; daily ferry service is available. St. Thomas is connected to St. Croix by regular inter-island air service and a ferry.
VIRGIN ISLANDS VACATION PLANNING PACKET
St. Thomas, Water Island, St. John and St. Croix
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