Fodor's Expert Review St. Eustatius Historical Foundation Museum
In the center of Upper Town is the former headquarters of Lord George Rodney, a British admiral during the American Revolution. While here, Rodney confiscated everything from gunpowder to wine in retaliation for Statia's gallant support of the fledgling country. The completely restored house is Statia's most important intact 18th-century dwelling. Comprehensive exhibits trace the island's fascinating history from the pre-Columbian 6th century to the present. You can also buy books about the history of the island and a booklet with a self-guided walking tour, beginning in Lower Town at the marina and ending at the museum.