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Estate Whim Museum

Estate Whim Museum

History comes alive as you walk among the original early 18th century plantation buildings at Estate Whim Museum.

With its slave quarters, Great House, mill and factory complex, Whim is the only sugar plantation museum in the Virgin Islands. Each year, thousands visit the 12-acre site, where the restored 18th century buildings stand as a testament to the skills and labor of enslaved Africans and the hopes and dreams of Europeans seeking wealth in the "sugar islands" of the Caribbean.

The museum continues to actively collect and conserve artifacts pertinent to St. Croix's colonial and modern history. The stately Great House welcomes you with gracious guides waiting to tell you the stories of the house and plantation life. The fully restored windmill and sugar factory ruins are open for you to explore. You can see sugar cane growing nearby in one of the plantation gardens. The grounds are graced with tropical flowers, plants and trees.

Ongoing research unlocks the secrets of the plantation era of St. Croix and all its many ramifications. A rare book library and archives repository has been established on the property that facilitates the work of the Society and is open to the public for scholarly research.

Be sure to stop at our Museum Store, located on the property, and the Lawaetz Museum is located only 3 miles away.

Admission

General Admission

Adults & Children ages 13-17:

$10.00

Children  ages 7-12:

$5.00

Seniors 65+ with I.D.:

$8.00

Groups (reservations required)

Groups of 10+ Adults:

$8.00 per person

School (K-12) or Youth Groups:

$5.00 per child

Free Admission

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Daily, except during events

Active Dutie Military & Veterans with I.D. 

 

Daily, except during select events

Children age 6 or younger:

 

Daily, except during events

V.I. Residents with I.D.:

 

Saturdays

For more information or to arrange for tours in Danish, Spanish or French, please contact us.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday through Saturday
and Cruise Ship days (except Sundays):

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays

 

 

Events at Whim

Events at Whim include the Candlelight Concerts and Starving Artists Days. See our events calendar for dates.

Estate Whim Museum makes a beautiful setting for weddings, corporate events and other private parties. Contact us for more details.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

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