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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
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
363 reviews 363 reviews
144 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
35 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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Borden, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not much to see. Under construction and in quit poor condition. Has a great view of Gallows bay. Glad to see that they are trying to restore it. Need more info on history.

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not a ton to see here (much is under renovation), but if you have small kids with an interest in sailing, pirates, etc., they will love it. Nice signage throughout to explain things, and friendly staff.

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Penfield, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Under renovation and very little to see. Good for view of harbor from top. No handrails on stairs. Really at this point in time until work is finished I would skip the fort.

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Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Compared to the many forts we have seen elsewhere this fort has little to see. Half of the facility is being renovated so not to be seen. The rest has a few rooms of the fort which was built to protect but never needed to protect. It was mostly used as a prison.

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Usvi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visit every year and always enjoy. Quite a bit of renovation going on so a large portion of Fort not available for viewing. All the more to see next year. Staff is always very friendly and informative. If you are a history nut or just want to see great scenery don't miss this. One of my favorite things the government... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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159 reviews 159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It's and old fort from the Seventeen hundreds. If you are very interested in history you'll use about one to two hours looking. You get a little lookbook to take With you. You can see livingrooms and also the Dungeon where the prison slaves where kept. You could see offisers rooms and there where several canons and it's beautifully situated... More 

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