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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
Rochester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't get into the fort that day, but wish we had - only $3 but didn't have the time -- go visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good history. Interesting site. Beautiful views. Won't take more than 2 hours if you read everything and walk everywhere.

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Stamping Ground, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was a great stop to see an original fort from the 1700's. Enjoyed walking the structure and reading its history. But use caution in the parking lot it closes when the park does and is locked up. A park ranger is required to get out and a parking violation citation will be issued. Your vehicle will also be booted to... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Liked the visit very much but the dark side of the slave trade echoes from the walls. Area has National Park personnel on duty willing to help with any questions or offer tours if the staffing allows.

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Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took part of the morning to visit the fort. Its not very big, so it doesn't take long. Good place to stop to learn more about the history of the island. We went in the off season, so not crowded at all.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very cheap ad interesting fort to visit. Diffrent rooms included some great local information. A lot was closed off, so would have been nice to see more.

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Lombard, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had the place all to ourselves - this is the secret sauce of why STX is so wonderful. No crowds, no extra noise. We climbed down to the dunguens and up to the cannon batteries. A very nice exhibit of STX history up on the upper floor. Well worth the time and modest admission fee. Glad to see this... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We did a self-tour of the fort-it was worth the drive. In very good condition and you get a wonderful view of the sea.

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Better to have one of the National Park rangers speak about the fort than just reading the material. Very enlightening.

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New York NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It's well-maintained and has great views of the bay. Reading about colonialism generally makes me sad; I think preserved historical monuments like this are a good reminder of how far we've come as human beings and how much further we've yet to cover.

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