Hassel Island lies just offshore from Charlotte Amalie, St, Thomas, USVI.

Visiting Hassel Island off St. Thomas

Hassel Island in the Virgin Islands, just off St. Thomas, has served many purposes throughout history. From early 19th-century British fortifications to a leprosarium to an important marine railway, some of those ruins are still standing for exploration. Learn more about the island’s history and how you can visit.

A small museum formerly a gas station with the original pumps and a classic 50s car out front.

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