The Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum
The museum is located in the beautifully restored Estate Enighed (pronounced EN-nee-high) greathouse, which was originally built in 1757. In addition to book loans and research facilities, there is a children’s library and reading room and a museum exploring the history and culture of St. John and the surrounding Virgin Islands (both American and British). Exhibits include rare antique photographs, newspaper clippings, paintings, Indian pottery and colonial artifacts. The library hosts book discussion groups, Spanish language classes, children's story hours and periodic craft demonstrations.
The library is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. For information, call (340) 776-6359.
Cruz Bay Battery
Listed in the National Registry of Historic Sites, the battery was originally constructed as a fort in the late 1700’s. It featured a courthouse and dungeon and was armed with cannons designed to fire towards both land and sea. Today, the Cruz Bay Battery houses the majority of St. John’s government offices and is the only government building dating back to the island’s Danish era. The battery’s old prison cells house offices and a small museum, which is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.