Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
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Haagensen House Charlotte Amalie Reviews
Colonial St. Thomas at Haagensen House Jun 26, 2007
The Haagensen House was built on Government Hill in 1822. Hans Haagensen acquired the property in 1837 after coming from Denmark to manage the bank of St. Thomas. Haagensen married Sarah Julia Magens. (Magens Bay is named for her family.) The Rum Museum and Shop is in the lower level. Restoration began in 1998.
The house is built of wood and has a balcony overlooking the harbor. The property had fallen into disrepair before restoration as a historic house museum began in 1998.
The Haagensen House, along with nearby Villa Notman, gives one an opportunity to see how Charlotte Amalie's successful residents lived in the 19th century during the Danish colonial period. Five rooms on the main floor have been furnished with period West Indian furniture made of mahogany. Of note is the elegant wooden chaise longue, just the thing to strech out on to cool off.
There are no interior stairs--all stairs are outside-- and there are many doors to permit cross-circulation of air. There is a small grounds area (as the house is built on a hillside) with Flamboyant and other attractive Caribbean flora.
The Rum Museum and Shop is in the lower level.
A combination tour ticket including Blackbeard's Castle, Villa Notman, and Hotel 1829 is $12.
Part of the Eastern Caribbean Cruise 2007 travel blog
Part of the list Historic Houses
Part of the list Things to see in St. Thomas, USVI
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