St. Thomas Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie

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Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997, St. Thomas Synagogue remains an elegant and unique site with a rich heritage. The second oldest in the United States, the synagogue was built in 1833 for a Sephardic congregation established some 40 years before. The history of the site echoes through the European architecture speckled all over the building, such as Dutch chandeliers that hang overhead. You will be immediately struck by the sand floor of the synagogue, for which no one is sure of the origin, although helpful guides will happily provide you with popular theories. Plan my day in Charlotte Amalie using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We visited this incredible Synagogue just before the hurricane hit and have been worried ever since but were thrilled to see this magnificent gem looking as beautiful as ever! There is a reason why.....  more »
  • What a lovely experience this was. Docent Agi Rampino shared so much of the history of this place. It felt like a giant step into another era, and yet this is still a working congregation. The sand...  more »
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