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Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340/773-1460
Activities: Walking
Description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

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Very historical and interesting

This is a self tour but you can ask questions where you check in and have some interesting discussions about the history. We found it to be very informative and the structure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Sandy R
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Shelbyville, Indiana
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English first
Shelbyville, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a self tour but you can ask questions where you check in and have some interesting discussions about the history. We found it to be very informative and the structure itself is in good condition considering it's age. It would be nice if they could have the signage redone so you can read it better since the sun... More 

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Fremont, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As a guest at the Hotel On The Cay, our view was the Fort and was looking forward to touring it as it looked very interesting.. but upon going in and looking at all the history, it exceeded our expectations by far. So glad we were able to pay our $3.00 each (very reasonable price) and see this wonderful place... More 

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papillion, ne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This fort was a wonderful addition to our day in Christiansted. The information provided on the self lead walking tour was very helpful in learning about the fort and how it supported the local area during it's time in use. The view of the bay from atop the walls can not be beat.

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Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What the heck?! Drunks passed out on the street and abandoned businesses. We didn't even get out of the car.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's a self guided tour which was well documented. Fort is clean and has a great view of the harbor. Much of what is on display is authentic rather then a re-creation. Price is right ($3) for 3 days. NOTE: Since it's a National Park you can buy an entry permit for $10 that allows you to go to all... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

well preserved fort; plenty of plaques to explain what youre looking at. The woman who took our entrance fee recommended that we purchase the senior pass... my husband was 62 and therefore qualified. Was glad to do this as it will save us a lot of money in the future

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Pretty minimal displays. Go to Frederiksted instead for an in-depth exposition. Though smaller it is more interesting.

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St Croix
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Fort is Island history not be missed. A self tour gives you a good glimpse of what it was like under Danish rule. The views are wonderful. You can stand on the ramparts and just imagine standing watch looking for sails in the distance!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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363 reviews 363 reviews
144 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped by here for a quick visit during our recent trip and loved getting to see a piece of the history of the island. Worth a look while you are in the area.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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203 reviews 203 reviews
45 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This fort is a National HIstoric Site and can be explored independently or with a park guide. Restoration work is in progress and much needs to be done. Great views of the coast can be seen from the top of the fort. A gift shop and restrooms are available inside. Admission is charged unless you have a annual or senior... More 

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