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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, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

An interesting place in an interesting city on a beautiful Island. That much is for sure. However, while I was there I was more interested in Cane Bay than the fort after a few minutes. I found it a bit of a letdown, but still worth a visit unless you are on the other side of the island. Even still,... More 

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Los Angeles
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This Fort looks out to the Ocean, and was built to defer unfriendly ships from coming into the Harbor. It still has some old Cannons set up, and only a short walk from Downtown Christenstad.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Fort is being renovated, but has a ways to go. That said, it is an interesting spot and people seem interested in improving the site. On the grounds and across the small street are other historical sites and the Fort joins the boardwalk. We enjoyed our visit.

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New Orleans
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We enjoyed walking through the fort. They have preserved enough about the life in the fort and the history of it that we were glad we saw it.

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Decatur, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As the local historic landmark, we made a quick stop in here to begin our tour of Christiansted. It took only a few moments to walk through and cost only a few dollars as a national historic site (free to park members and seniors with a pass). If you don't plan to be in town very long, it's also a... More 

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Halifax, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You can't miss this place in Christiansted so first of all you don't need to worry about getting lost. Just park in town somewhere and walk to the water… at the end of the boardwalk is the Fort. Very cheap to get in… maybe $3 and you can either have a guide or do it yourself. We did it ourselves.... More 

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Temple, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was really interesting. We had a guide who was very knowledgeable about not only the fort but the history of St. Croix. We learned about everything from the prison to the slaves to the rum makers. Everyone should visit and request a personal tour. It does not cost any extra and adds so much to the experience!

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Raleigh, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

One of the smaller forts I have visited, but still was cool to get a look at the history on St Croix. Only took us about 30 min to walk through and look at everything. Only $3 a person (kids were free).

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South Holland, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We enjoyed the time we spent here and really loved learning about the history of this place... just amazing

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Like 3 bucks to get in. Located next to the downtown area. Easy walking paths. Friendly people. The Fort shows you the place where they held people, and where well, they took care of the people that needed to be taken care of. The grounds just outside the fort have trees and benches. There is a beautiful tree in the... More 

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