St. Croix Heritage Trail and Green Spaces Initiative
In addition to the grounds of Estate Whim Museum, St. Croix Landmarks Society protects green spaces at Estate Prospect Hill and Estate Washington Hill.
Through the St. Croix Heritage Trail and education programs such as Places That Matter, we create awareness of and encourage preservation of these and similar sites. We support legislation before the Congress of the United States to designate St. Croix as a National Heritage Area.
St. Croix Heritage Trail
The St. Croix Heritage Trail is a self-guided experience that allows you to explore the island at your own pace. The Trail traverses the entire 28-mile length of St. Croix, linking the historic towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted, the fertile central plain, the mountainous Northside, and the arid East End. The route, which follows modernized 18th century roads, offers a cross section of the island's history, culture, landscapes, and outdoor activities. It traces the evolution of the island from days of sugar cane and cotton cultivation to cattle farms, homesteads, suburban communities, industrial complexes, and tourist resorts. The St. Croix Heritage Trail is a result of the Millennium Legacy Trails project, which was initiated by the White House Millennium Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and partnering private organizations in the year 2000.
Follow the St. Croix Heritage Trail Today
Unfortunately, the Millennium Legacy Trails program and, consequently, all funding for the maintenance of the St. Croix Heritage Trail have ended; however, many of the sites on the trail are still accessible. And thanks to Wendy Solomon, site designer for the former St. Croix Heritage Trail website, the trail's map has been recovered and can still be used today! Download the original St. Croix Heritage Trail map, courtesy of Wendy Solomon and GoToStCroix.com, if you want to explore this historic trail as it is today.