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Fort Christian Museum National Historic Landmark Site Reopens

Categories: History

February 2nd 2018 – Commissioner Dawn L. Henry, Esq. of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces the reopening of Fort Christian Museum National Historic Landmark Site (FCM) in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Fort Christian Museum will continue serving the community between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm. The Museum offers self-guided tours […]

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Virgin Islands Recovery Posts

September 6th & 19th, 2017 the Virgin Islands were hit by hurricanes. Beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened! Learn more below.

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What’s in a name? Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas

Categories: History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

If you were on St. Thomas 88 years ago today you would have had a chance to see the famous American aviator, Charles Lindbergh. His Spirit of St. Louis flight log for January 31st, 1928 has him traveling from Caracas, Venezuela to St. Thomas; and then on February 2nd, 1928 from St. Thomas to San […]

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Fort Christian, St. thomas

Fort Christian, St. Thomas

Categories: History | St. Thomas Blog Stories

In the capital of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, stands a large fort and if its walls could talk what a history it would tell. Fort Christian is the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands; it has stood as a sentry overlooking the Charlotte Amalie Harbor for over 300 years. Fort Christian might tell […]

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The Danish West Indies

Categories: History

The United States bought the Virgin Islands in 1917. In the last 86 years under the American flag the islands have seen a change in the economy from a historically agricultural economy based on sugar and cotton production to tourism and industry, an increase in population, advancement in technology, local elections vs. appointment of leaders, […]

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Blast from the Past – Vintage USVI

Categories: History

Have you ever cleaned your house with a hand-made broom made from native USVI Teyer Palm? Do you know what a ‘goose’ is, the type you iron with? How about a coal pot, ever use one of those to cook? These three items conjure up lots of memories for many Virgin Islanders; and today we […]

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French Heritage Week in St. Thomas

Categories: Event | History

Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14th, is the national holiday of France. It is celebrated on July 14th because on this day in 1789 the people of Paris rose up against the government of King Louis XVI and captured the fortress of Bastille. This capture symbolized a new feeling of freedom, which spread throughout France […]

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David Hamilton Jackson Day

Categories: History

November 1st is a local holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands, David Hamilton Jackson Day. David Hamilton Jackson was born on September 28, 1884 on St. Croix in what was then the Danish West Indies. His education began at East Hill School where both his parents were teachers. He went on to earn a law […]

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ST. JOHN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Includes 200 full color photos

St. John off the Beaten Track is your guide to the beaches, trails and hidden attractions of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Find quiet beaches, the best snorkeling spots and abandoned sugar estates. Learn about the islands history, geology, culture, people, ecology, plants and animals. National Park trails include detailed maps, information on historic ruins, and description on natural environment along the trails. Off trail adventures are also explored including secluded shorelines, pristine seasonal streams in the mountains (also known on island as guts), fresh water pools, seasonal waterfalls and more.

This is a must have book for every visitor going to St. John, and also for every resident. The information is excellent; you will learn, laugh and be intrigued by the wealth of details shared on the treasures and secrets of exploring St. John.

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ST. JOHN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

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