Virgin Islands National Park’s hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking. However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more than a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.
A History That Spans Centuries
Civilizations lived on St. John long before the Europeans arrived to the region, as evidenced by the petroglyphs, or rock carvings left by the Tainos.Read More
Preserving The Submerged Lands
The need to protect reefs from further degradation led to a Presidential Proclamation in January 2001 by President Clinton to create the monument.Read More
A Great Place For Hiking
Virgin Islands National Park provides 20 trails for hikers. They vary in distances; from .5 to 3 miles. One may hike in wet tropical or dry forest.Read More
Did You Know?
When the flamboyant tree (Delonix regia) is in bloom, a crown of blood-orange flowers covers the tree. Long, feathery leaves and large seed pods are other distinctive features of this tree.