15 Best Things to Do in the US Virgin Islands

2. Walk through history on Hassel Island

Hassel Island

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Hassel Island

A small squiggle of land that sits in the harbour mouth of St. Thomas, Hassel Island is one of the most historically imbued spots in the entire United States Virgin Islands.

First, it was fortified by the Danish masters of Charlotte Amalie, who raised small turrets to protect the flow of vessels moving in and out of the port.

Then the British came and built the likes of Fort Willoughby to fend off their French adversaries in the 1800s, and later the US corps used it during the world wars.

Today, visitors can come across on boats from the capital and wander between the old garrison houses and gun batteries, sampling all the rich military histories that meet on the USVI.

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