In what year did the Virgin Islands National Park come into being on St. John.

The Virgin Islands National Park was dedicated on December 1, 1956. By an Act of Congress, the park’s boundaries were established to include 9,485 acres, leaving some 3,000 acres, comprising the two the settlements on the island—Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, to remain outside its boundaries for the benefit of the local population.  Click here to be taken to an article on the establishment of the Virgin Islands National Park.

St. John Historical Society