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Fort Christiansvaern

Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
340/773-1460
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Traveler Description: This Danish fort was constructed circa 1749 and was partially rebuilt in 1771 after hurricane damage.  It is the best-preserved of the five remaining... more »
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English first
Mountain View, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
51 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Always surprised to hear that folks visited St. Croix and missed the Fort - it's SOO worth the time! It's historically very interesting, and very well preserved. The nominal entrance fee goes to support the place, and they keep it very clean. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful!

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Granite City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An interesting site but it is currently under restoration so we couldn't see the whole fort. It is a US National Park, so if you have a National Park Passport, you can get your book stamped here.

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Denmark
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

See it before it collaps..It`s not keept fitt, It´s fine and have a great hist. value for USVI and Denmark.

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Ozark, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very interesting stop. Gives the history of the island at the various information stops on the grounds. Seeing how the soldiers had to live makes me appreciate how easy we have it now.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely old fort, full of history. The town of Christiansted that the fort is located in is very quaint. THe shopping is great, something for everyone.

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Ormond Beach, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We traveled to St. Croix for fun, sun and play. Ft. Christiansvaern was a stop on our last day on the island, and one of our most memorable. The fort has been well-kept and different than others we have visited. The yellow color of the fort and the bricks used within it are in distinct contrast to its rather dark... More

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Parrish, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We did a self guided tour so we could take our time and read all about the fort and surrounding area. For the $3 each it cost it was worth it. The fort is maintained well considering the age & sits on a beautiful piece of property.

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Northern Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is an old fort.. it is what you might expect. There are a few old cannons, small rooms, and is interesting to walk around for 20 minutes. It then might become hot and boring if you are not interested in reading about history. I enjoy the water more than history, but my wife and I spent a good 20-30... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a really neat site to see, in addition to the other historical landmarks around the fort. The exhibits inside are well done and informative. The self-guided tour book from the front desk was a great addition to the signs: it lets you know what all of the rooms were used for. To visit, don't go too early. The... More

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Woodbridge, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The National Park Service staff member at the desk, Shavonne, was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure talking to her. The fort is well taken care of, with information signs throughout the grounds. There are great views of the harbor up at the cannons. It is a great place to learn some history about the islands. There are... More

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