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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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Cool historic building

We found the fort very interesting, if a bit run-down. The signage was at times illegible because it was so weathered, but the fort itself was cool, and the extensive exhibit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
ALTSwiss
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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English first
Newburgh, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well maintained and clean. Excellent display of Caribbean history of the period. The national park staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Denmark
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This old fort is kept very well, and the History, especially for Danes, is very interesting. The ticket is $3 and it is valid for 3 days.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We found the fort very interesting, if a bit run-down. The signage was at times illegible because it was so weathered, but the fort itself was cool, and the extensive exhibit about Alexander Hamilton was really great. (And it was inside, so not weathered!) It's a cheap entry ticket that helps preserve this historic site, and well worth the visit.

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Westerville, Ohio
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My boys (7 and 8) really enjoyed roaming through the fort. My only frustration was lack of signage/explanation. The signs were very weathered and difficult to read. I didn't see any type of tour brochure. However, we also didn't pay because we couldn't find an information desk.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

very beautiful situated fort build in 1700's. The fort is of interest due to its participation in the transportation of slaves and the planters safety according to attacks from as well pirates, foreign attacks and potential slave attacks.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The National Park Service runs a historic site that juts out from a bulkheaded point where a large yellow fort once guarded the city inhabitants. Green wooden hurricane doors and windows with white trim gave the place an almost carnival-like appearance. A red, guard booth stood somewhat almost comically by the front gate. This was definitely a happy fort. For... More 

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

not overly commercial, historical information signs need updating..if you are there, worth the walk Good location to take kids to help them understand the 7 countries that had controlled the islands

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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