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St. Thomas Tour Guide
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St. Thomas History & Culture
Facts, Population: 51,181 (2000 Census)
Charlotte Amalie (Town): 11,004
Charlotte Amalie (Sub-district): 18,914
End: 7,672 North Side: 8,712
South Side: 5,467 Tutu: 8,197
West End: 2,058
Size: 31 square miles
13 miles long and 4 miles wide
Highest Point: 1,556
feet - Crown Mountain
Thomas, one of the three United States Virign Islands,
along with St. Croix and St. John, St. Thomas is one of the most
beautiful island destinations in the world, dressed with powdery
beaches and sun-drenched weather. St. Thomas is located in the
Lesser Antilles, 1,600 miles south, south east of New York City;
1,100 east, southeast of Miami; 70 miles of San Juan. St. Thomas
and its nearby neighbor St. John, lay between the Atlantic and
Christian, Located near the waterfront on the east side
of Charlotte Amalie Harbor, is undergoing an historic
Rehabilitation. Fort Christian, built by the Danes between
1672-1680, is the oldest building in use on St. Thomas and a
National Historic Landmark
The second largest of the United
States Virgin Islands, St. Thomas spans 32 square miles of
tropical beauty. The island is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on
the North site and the Caribbean Sea on the South. Its highest
peaks rise to 1,550 ft. above sea level, providing breathtaking
views from almost every direction.
is the liveliest island of the three U.S. Virgins, and, perhaps,
the liveliest in the Caribbean, with attractions including
everything from sightseeing and shopping to sailing, swimming,
snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, and kayaking. Or, simply find
your favorite sandy spot and relax.
Drakes Seat above
Magens Bay is an excellent spot for panoramic and photographic
vistas of this beautiful bay and the surrounding islands. Local
lore has it that Sir Francis Drake used this for his lookout.
Mountain Top offers the best north side and down-island view
from one of St. Thomas' mountain peaks. There you will find
shops, a restaurant, and a viewing deck.
Government House, the center
of official life in St. Thomas since it was built in the
mid-1860's, is famous for the 99 steps from Government Hill to
Lille Tarne Gade (Danish for Little Tower Street) is well known.
Most streets in town retain the Danish "Gade" name pronounced
Emancipation Garden is a charming park at east
end of Main Street, commemorating the freeing of slaves in 1848.
The two statues link the island's heritage: a bust of Danish
King Christian and a scaled down replica of the American Liberty
Fort Christian is the oldest standing structure on
St. Thomas that was built between the years 1666 and 1680 with
additions in 1874. It served as the center of the first Danish
settlement and the fort survived fires and hurricanes that
devastated much of the town of Charlotte Amalie in the 18th and
Castle, originally known as "Skytsborg," is a historic landmark.
Its tower is considered the "oldest extant historical structure
in the Virgin Islands." Pirates reportedly once called this area
home. Blue Beard's Castle, according to local lure, was a home
of a 19th century pirate.
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