Charlestown

Despite being Nevis’ largest town and commercial centre, Charlestown is really more sleepy backwater than heaving metropolis. It has a good collection of colonial buildings, several of which now house museums, making the town a good place to absorb local history.

The Museum of Nevis History occupies a Georgian-style building at the site where American statesman Alexander Hamilton was born in 1757. In addition to portraits of Hamilton, the museum has period photographs and other examples of Nevis culture and history.