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Seven Arches Museum (Map location #7)
Located on Kongens Gade behind the Lieutenant Governor's Mansion (#8).
Walking map of Charlotte Amalie:
1 Legislature Building:
Originally a barracks for Danish troops, dating back to 1874.
2 Fort Christian:
This National Historic Landmark was completed by Danish settlers in 1680. Built originally to protect the colony from hostile marauders, Formerly a jail, a governor's residence, a church, and a police station.
3 Emancipation Garden:
Commemorates the emancipation of slaves by Danish Governor Peter von Scholten on July 3, 1848.
4 Grand Galleria:
In 1841, this unique structure opened as the Grand Hotel.
5 Frederick Lutheran Church:
Established in 1666, the same year St. Thomas became a possession of the Danish West India Company.
6 St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum:
A "Mini" museum displaying historic photos, West Indian furniture and other Virgin Islands items.
7 Seven Arches Museum:
Built in 1802, the house features a total of 7 arches that support the staircase and is furnished with antiques. The house offers a wonderful view of the harbor.
8 Government House:
Built in 1865, once the official residence of the Governor of the Virgin Islands.
9 99 Steps:
Built by the Danes to get around the town's hilly terrain. The bricks used once served as ballasts in the holds of trade ships. The 103 (not 99) steps leads to Blackbeard's Castle.
10 Haagensen House:
A restored home built in the early 1800s by island entrepreneur Hans Haagensen.
11 Blackbeard's Castle:
Located just above 99 steps is this Danish watch tower built in the late 1600's to spot enemy ships.
13 Hotel 1829:
Built as a townhouse for a French sea captain and now serves as an exclusive in-town hotel.
14 Post Office Square:
A full service United States post office that marks the beginning of "Main Street."
15 St. Thomas Reformed Church:
The oldest congregation in the Virgin Islands and is also the longest continuous ministry in the U.S.
16 St. Thomas Synagogue:
Built in 1976, this National Historic Landmark is the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere.
17 Market Square:
People come here from all over the island to sell fresh fruit, fish, sauces, and vegetables.