St. Croix landmark restored

CHRISTIANSTED -- Government House on St. Croix reopened its doors this summer, following a six-year restoration project.

Constructed in 1742, the canary-yellow landmark structure with forest green trim has been updated with air conditioning, elevators and motion-activated lighting.

The refurbished building provides working quarters for the governor, lieutenant governor and various agencies.

The second floor is home to the Hall of Mirrors ballroom, with colonial-era mirrors, polished mahogany floors and foyers that run the length of the historic building.

A colonial-era kitchen on the same floor has been restored as a culinary museum.

The third floor provides living quarters for the governor when he works from St. Croix.

(The official political capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands is located in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, where the governor also has an official residence.)

St. Croix's Government House
Phone: (340) 713-9807

U.S. Virgin Islands
Phone: (800) 372-USVI
Web: www.usvi.org

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