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    Jewish Cemetery

    by canuckmike Written May 8, 2014

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    Graves in the Jewish Cemetery

    In the early 1700's Nevis had a sizable Jewish population with up to 25% of the non slave population being Jewish. They came here among other Caribbean islands after getting kicked out of Brazil. They came here with their knowledge of sugarcane cultivation. The graves are several hundreds of years old. They are engraved in English, Hebrew and Portuguese. There is a supposed to be a synagogue nearby but I didn't see it. It's located in Charlestown and is about 5 minutes east of the ferry dock.

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    Alexander Hamilton Museum

    by canuckmike Written May 5, 2014

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    Alexander Hamilton was an extremely important person to American history. In brief he was a founding father of the USA, senior officer under George Washington, 1st Secretary of the Treasury and many other things. Also he was killed in the famous duel with Aaron Burr. Alexander Hamilton was born in Nevis and his birth place is now a museum. Although only the foundation of the original house remains, it's still a nice building. The price of entrance was US$5 which I though was a bit much for what you got. It seems that most of the exhibits you can find on the internet and not too much for artifacts. I wouldn't make it a must see destination if you visit Nevis just for a day trip but if you spent a day plus here, then it could be worth a stop.

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    Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm
    Sat 9am - 12 Noon

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    The Botanical Gardens of Nevis

    by canuckmike Written Apr 30, 2014

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    Considering the size of the island, I thought this botanical garden was very well done. At the time of my visit the entry fee was US$13. When I was here, it was quite so was an excellent place to take some time to wander around. They have many plants from the island and a good selection from around the world. It seems to be broken up into different gardens such as the cactus garden, the vine garden, the tropical fruit garden, the orchid garden and several others. There is a small rainforest conservatory with butterflies and some parrots in the back. There is a restaurant on site plus the standard gift shop where you can buy plants and other related stuff. Another nice thing about the place is that I found the staff to be friendly. Didn't come across them often but when I did, they were always courteous. If you are taking one of the 4 hour island tour with one of the taxi drivers, pretty much guaranteed that they will take you here.

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    Charlestown

    by canuckmike Written Apr 24, 2014
    Charlestown from the Ferry

    Charlestown with a population of 1,500 is the capital of Nevis and the center for pretty much all activity. It's an older town with a fair amount of history to it. Charlestown is the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton and you can visit the museum here if you wish. It's located on the west side of Nevis and here is where the ferry terminal is, several grocery stores, banks, restaurants and several different sites. There are many taxi drivers that will take you on a tour of the island. It's pretty easy to walk around here and and I enjoyed the colonial architecture here.

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    Jewish Cemetery

    by MikeAtSea Written Dec 7, 2010

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    The Jewish graveyard can be accessed by walking from the old Synagogue along the Jews walk. Dating from the late 17th century, the antique burial markers are inscribed in Hebrew, English, and Portuguese.

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    Oldest Synagogue in the Caribbean

    by MikeAtSea Updated Dec 7, 2010

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    The Synagogue in Charlestown

    An old, one-story stone structure behind the modern administration building in Charlestown, Nevis, is possibly the oldest synagogue in the Caribbean. Some believe it is the mikva (ceremonial bath) and all that remains of the oldest Jewish synagogue in the Caribbean.

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    Goju

    by Abeyna Written Feb 4, 2007

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    The 1st Annual Nevis Goju Competition
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    I was introduced to the Nevis Dojo for USA Goju and subsequently left Nevis with a desire for continuing the practice. Classes run 4 times a week Mon - Thursday alternating in Bath and Gingerland.

    Run by Sensei Vincent Maynard who is a Nevisian who has lived in the US previously.

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    Hiking up Nevis Peak!

    by Abeyna Written Feb 4, 2007

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    Clouds dissipate! View from the top of Nevis Peak
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    With a summit of about 3232ft, how could you resist climbing it?

    I'm not a hiker and I managed to reach the peak without any problems (the descent was nearly soul breaking for me whilst others skipped happily down, but each to his own..) I was invited to climb the peak with a friend of mine and his hiking group. There are a few guides that offer climbs on a regular basis, particularly mentioning Lynelle of Sunrise Tours who can manage a twice daily excursion there and back.

    I would advise going when it hasn't rained.. this can impede your journey substantially. The first part of the hike is extremely steep if you're starting from the Zetlands, then the experience transits from simple woodland forestry to rock climbing using ropes in a jungle-like environment.

    Took us about 3 hours to reach the top, but the average time is about 2-2.5 hours. Once you reach the top you can sign a book situated there for all those who have made it, and enjoy the fantastic view of the island if the clouds dissipate and permit it.

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    Horatio Nelson Museum

    by MikeAtSea Updated Dec 7, 2010

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    This museum is a tribute to Lord Admiral Nelson, who often visited Nevis at the end ofthe 18th century. The formi-dable commander was one of the most powerful military men in the British colonies.

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