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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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One of the most interesting historical places I've been

From photos, the fort seemed small and empty, but after paying the entrance fee to the friendly and knowledgeable gal at the desk, we meandered through the entire fort and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From photos, the fort seemed small and empty, but after paying the entrance fee to the friendly and knowledgeable gal at the desk, we meandered through the entire fort and it was larger than expected, had a lot of historical artifacts in the rooms, signage was informative and the views were spectacular. We very much enjoyed the visit, and our... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of history to learn about and a great place to take pictures. Both forts are very interesting and have different displays.

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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The fort is operated by the National Park Service, and it is a quick and easy self-guided tour (cost is $3/person). Good place to start your walking tour of Christansted because it is very close to the boardwalk with all the restaurants & shops.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

National parks and historic sites now allow active duty personnel in for free; that was a welcome surprise, so the cost was nothing for us. I believe the cost is otherwise $2/person, so this is well worth the time you leisurely walk around. The fort had a additional unexpected surprises. There is a modern bathroom you can use and you... More 

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Dover, nj
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Cool Fort from the outside, could not get inside to tour it. Chicken running all around. Bums sleeping on the ground.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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75 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stopped here on a visit through town. There wasn't a tremendous amount to see, compared with other historical sites we've visited on other trips, but it was beautiful and a great spot to take pictures and see the coast.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great for pictures, and the fort was fun to explore. Definitely worth a trip. Lots of informative placards. Learn about the history of the island.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Enjoyed the learning experience, interesting ! My husband is a history-war buff, so it was cool seeing all the war artifacts, and learning the island's history !

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Any history enthusiast would appreciate this historic structure as part of local history, however, anyone that tours this fort will enjoy the spectacular views of the bay and can re-imagine what life was like during this time period. Not an expensive attraction, worth every dollar.

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Westlake, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Well worth the small charge to get in. Be sure to check out the dungeon. Great history in that fort.

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Address: Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340/773-1460
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix  >  Christiansted

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