St. Thomas Historical Trust

Make your reservations for Hassel Island Historical Tours and Downtown Walking Tours by calling 340-64FORTC (340-643-6782) or 340-774-5541.
Hassel Island Tours are approximately 3 hours and leave at 8:30am from Frenchtown. Reservations can be made with two days (or more) advance notice. This is a physically demanding hike, and hiking or tennis shoes are required.
Historic Downtown Walking tours can be arranged by reservation, and begin at 9 am at the Museum. Tours take about 1 hour.
Both tours are led by our trained and knowledgeable guides. Call 340-64FORTC (340-643-6782) or 340-774-5541 for more details.
Please note that we can change our tour schedules to accommodate special situations, such as cruise ship arrivals.

Museum hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00am–2pm or by appointment. Please call 340-774-5541 for schedule.

Ft. Christian visits commence with E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary Fourth Grade

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Congratulations to the winners of the VI Coal Pot Cookoff

VI Coal Pot Cookoff Winners

First place:
Chef Ezzy McCall — Tickles Dockside Pub
Second place:
Chef Ashley Allen — Chef Ashley
Third place:
Moressa Olive — Mories Cultural Cafe

The whole community enjoyed great food in a historic setting, and we look forward to bringing this event to you again next year!

Thanks to all of our competitors who served delicious food to about 400 people all afternoon. Ilejah Crabbe and Gary Klinefelter from the VI Culinary Team, Jambie Martin from WE GROW FOOD, INC., Shirley Honore from Marrott Frenchman's Reef and Morningstar Beach Resort, and Maura Hennessy from the Island Beachcomber Hotel.

Thanks so much to the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums for allowing us to have the event on the grounds of our dear Fort Christian. We hope to have many more events together at the Fort.

Thanks also to our hardworking friends at the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office for their wonderful support. The Fort looks beautiful.

This project was jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

In addition, we thank Merchants Commercial Bank, Ace Hardware, Merchants Market, KLS Services, the Virgin Islands Fire Service, The VI Department of Tourism, The Department of Public Works, the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association and the office of the St. Thomas/Water Island Administrator.

Our History

St Thomas USVI

St Thomas Historical Trust took wings on November 23rd, 1965 when twelve dedicated Virgin Islanders put pen to paper and signed the Articles of Incorporation.  Article #11 stated that there would be 12 initial Directors: they were as follows; Alonzo Moron, Anna Daniels, Edith Feiner, Vivian Anduze, Frederick Gjessing, Eveston Webb, Margot Bachman, Robinson Smith, Ira Smith, Gertrude Dudley, Isidor Paiewonsky, and John Bensen. A lot is owed to those 12 for having the vision to preserve and protect our historical sites and heritage. Many boards have served for the last 45 years. But we must always give thanks to the ones that got us started…

Mission Statement

To identify, protect and preserve the history, sites and culture of St. Thomas.

Seventh Day Adventist School 9th Grade Hassel Island tour with board members Charles Consolvo assisted by Lisa Chamely-Aqui and Sea Tow owner Alan Wentworth.

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