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Key Info

52 Estate Whim

Price & Hours

$10 for adults; $5 for kids 7-12
Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Details

Museums, Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

The Estate Whim Plantation Museum chronicles the lives of the people who lived and worked on the 18th-century Estate Whim plantation. It is the only sugar plantation museum in the Virgin Islands. Buildings on-site include the sugar mill, a cookhouse and the quarters of the plantation's enslaved people. Exhibits offer insights into how sugar was cultivated and processed by the enslaved workers and the economics of the plantation. Some sites on the complex, such as the great house and the oft-lauded windmill, are currently closed for construction following the hurricanes in 2017.

Despite the closed attractions, travelers found the museum to be a worthwhile visit. Reviewers said they gained a greater appreciation for the rich and varied history of the Virgin Islands.

You can visit the Estate Whim Plantation Museum Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as on days cruise ships are in port. Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7 to 12.

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