St. John’s Figtree Anglican Church
Visit St. John’s Figtree Anglican Church as part of a half-day or full-day tour that features stops at the island’s top attractions including the historic Old Bath House—believed to be one of the region's first tourist hotels—and the Museum of Nevis to learn about native son, Alexander Hamilton. Later, discover former plantations, stroll the exotic grounds of the Botanical Gardens, and marvel at the island's towering extinct volcano. Another way to explore the church is to take a guided bicycle ride .Some tours originate in St. Kitts and include the round trip ferry.
Things to Know Before You Go
- St John’s Figtree Anglican Church is an ideal spot for architecture and history lovers.
- Admission is free.
- The oldest part of church grounds isn’t well maintained.
- Parking space is on-site, though no toilets.
- The cemetery offers limited wheelchair accessibility.
How to Get There
St. John’s Figtree Anglican Church is located on the west coast of Nevis, about a 10-minutes drive from the center of Charlestown. Head south on Charlestown’s Main Street, continue until the church appears on the left along the road. Parking is available on the premises. No public transportation options are available.
When to Get There
The church is open daily, from morning until evening. Mass is said throughout the week with the most popularly attended services being held on Sundays. Peak season on Nevis runs from December to April and hurricane season is September through October. Beat the crowds and higher prices by coming in the spring.
Nevis Peak Along the main road, about a 10-minute drive from St John’s Figtree Anglican Church, lies a trail to Nevis Peak—the highest mountain on the island and visible from nearly every part of it. Climbing the 3,232-foot (985 meters) dormant volcano is a wonderful way to spend a day. Guides are needed since the grassy trail is unmarked, but the climb isn’t difficult and is suitable for inexperienced hikers.