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Fort Christiansvaern

Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340/773-1460
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this tour. It's very interesting! The canon placement and the officers quarters, enlisted quarters, dungeon, latrine and other points of interest were fascinating. The kids really enjoyed it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Much like any other fort in the Caribbean, but well worth the visit to get the history of the Island. Great views from the fort!

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Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place gives you some more sense of the history of the island. Good views, informative signage. This was pretty much learn on your own, as there were no rangers or volunteers around except for the woman running the entry desk, and she had very little to say. We've been to over a hundred NPS sites, and this one has... More 

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Denmark
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

History told today. Really wish the walls could speak and tell us the historical events of how it was built to what happened when it was in use. Spectacular. A must see. No dislikes.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

this was a neat place for us to look around and see the history of the island and especially the fort. You're on your own and you have to pay $4/person, which I wasn't sure why.

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Austin, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The place was not officially open due to Christmas holiday season, but enough areas were open to see that it was interesting. Check out the munitions area (loads of old guns and swords), latrines, views from top and outer decks. Windy but beautiful photos.

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Durham, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Well preserved buildings providing an insight into miitray life back in the days. Outstanding views from up top.

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Pontiac, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We took the kids through the Fort and we all learned a lot of History and experienced a deeper side of Crucian culture.

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London, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is one of the prettiest forts we have seen in the Caribbean and definitely worth a wander. The grounds are well-kept and the views from the rampart are lovely. We learned a lot as well - the story of Alexander Hamilton is especially interesting.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We did a self-tour. There was good signage. Learned some things about the connections between the U.S & V.I. that were weren't aware of before.

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