The beautifully restored great house of the island’s oldest sugar plantation was built to last, with 3-foot-thick walls of coral, stone, and molasses. All around, tropical greenery threatens to swallow up the plantation structures—which include a sugar factory and restored windmill—and before the estate became a landmark, it almost did. Inside, the great house has only three rooms, but each is filled with antiques from the era. You can tour the house and 12-acre grounds, and look for special ongoing events held here by the St. Croix Landmarks Society, such as evening concerts and arts and crafts shows. Check the website ( to see what’s happening. It also has a fabulous museum store on the premises, selling all manner of original island souvenirs.