French Heritage Museum


St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands




This little museum in the Frenchtown neighborhood west of Charlotte Amalie is dedicated to preserving the artifacts and documents relating to the French heritage of the area. French settlers came to St. Thomas before the Danish claimed it, and their descendants still live in the area. Modern-day settlers from French-speaking islands like Haiti and Martinique also call Frenchtown home. The museum displays over 400 keepsakes and heirlooms donated by the local community, including a magnificent four-poster bed, fishing nets and tools - and even meat hooks once used by the neighborhood butcher. The Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission is free.

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