ARTS & CULTURE

Immerse yourself in the British Virgin Islands’ rich traditions, shaped by nautical trade and leisure, musical artistry and the blending of cultures over centuries. 

Historic Sites

Take a swim through our past.

 

The BVI are brimming with stories from the sea, the shores and the mountain tops. Tales of piracy, the history of slavery and early settlers live on in the forts, mines, museums, churches, burial sites and plantation estates around the islands.

Across the seas from shore to shore, you’ll find endless opportunities to dig into history with a visit to the scenes of our rich past and gain a new perspective on the BVI’s evolving role in the Caribbean.

The Dungeon (Fort Purcell)
West End Located near Pockwood Pond, halfway between Road Town and West End, this fort was built in 1794 and housed a garrison of soldiers responsi...
The Noel Lloyd/ Positive Action Movement Park
Road Town This park symbolizes the struggle and opposition of locals to the Bates Hill Agreement which would have prevented locals from accessing this...
Thornton Plantation
Pleasant Valley This plantation was the birthplace of one of Tortola's most famous sons. Architect William Thornton prepared his first plans for the new U...
VI Maritime Museum
East End
(284) 852-7169

The Centre offers education programmes focused on marine studies and showcases a series of sloops made in the BVI. As a means of commerce...

Virgin Islands Folk Museum
Road Town
(284) 494-3701 EXT. 5005

Located on Main Street just past The Sir Oliva Georges Plaza, the Virgin Island Folk Museum has some Arawak and Carib pottery and stone t...

Virgin Islands Folk Museum
Penn House, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-3701 EXT. 5005
VI Maritime Museum
HLSCC Marine Centre, British Virgin Islands
(284) 852-7169
The Copper Mine
The Copper Mine, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-2069
Thornton Plantation
Thornton Plantation, British Virgin Islands
Sunday Morning Well
Sunday Morning Well, British Virgin Islands
St. Phillips Anglican Church
St. Phillips Anglican Church, British Virgin Islands
Little Fort National Park
Little Fort National Park, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-2069
Sir Olva Georges Plaza
Sir Olva Georges Plaza, British Virgin Islands
Britannic Hall
Britannic Hall, British Virgin Islands
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-9206
Callwood Rum Distillery
Callwood Rum Distillery, British Virgin Islands
The Dungeon (Fort Purcell)
The Dungeon, British Virgin Islands
Road Town Methodist Church
Road Town Methodist Church, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-2198
RMS Rhone Marine Park
RMS Rhone, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-2069
Old Government House
Old Government House, British Virgin Islands
284-494-4091
North Shore Shell Museum
North Shore Shell Museum, British Virgin Islands
The Noel Lloyd/ Positive Action Movement Park
The Noel Lloyd / P.A.M. Park, British Virgin Islands
Mount Healthy National Park
Mount Healthy National Park, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-2069
Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society
Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, British Virgin Islands
(284) 540-0861
Her Majesty’s Prison Museum
Her Majesty’s Prison, British Virgin Islands
Fort Burt
Fort Burt, British Virgin Islands
Save the Seed Energy Centre
Duff's Bottom, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-7353