Established in 1660 by the United Kingdom to get a foothold in the Spanish dominated Caribbean, Charlestown is the hub of Nevis activity. The city is steeped in history with its numerous ruins and museums. The first Secretary of Treasury of the United States Alexander Hamilton was born on the site of the national museum. Many of the building are centuries old and have weathered the earthquakes and hurricanes over the years - most have been refurbished but some lay in poor condition. Modern development is more of an afterthought here; quite contrary to the resorts on the island. Accenting the rusticity of the hamlet, livestock can still be seen roaming the streets. Make no mistake, though, Charlestown is filled with casual bars and cheap restaurants full of local flavor and delectable cuisine. A day in town can be an adventure. Check out the hustle and bustle of the marketplace on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks, Beaches/Bodies of Water