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Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340/773-1460
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Activities: Walking
Description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

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Nice little tour!

We took a self guided tour through this historical site. Very nice view and is being taken very well care of.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The fort is getting a fresh coat of paint and is in the center of the history of Christianstead. Very interesting and great view of the bay. The fort dates back to the Dutch founding of the island and offers a richer understanding of Caribbean history.

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Washington, DC
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting the fort is a must if staying in St. Croix. The fort has lovely views and interesting architecture.

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Danielson, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The history of this place is so cool. Christopher Columbus's second voyage in 1493. We walked around checked it out and read all the informative signs. If you are a history buff, check this place out.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fun place to wander around while you're exploring Christensted. Not crowded or particularly informative, but there are great views of the harbor and little bits of information here and there. Not as overwhelming as most museums/historical sites.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Toward the old fort with latitude 17 got lots of good information lots of good pictures very informative learned a lot about the island I didn't know. When I come back to sing Chloe I plan on touring the fort again

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Vey nice historical site. You will learn the history of the fort , You are able to take pictures and receive all the literature you need to know about this historical sight

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place could be an attraction with an investment from the government but as it is, it's kinda a dead area. It's at the end of the boardwalk and you can probably walk to it from just about anywhere in 15 min. All you would need is about 5 min and you are done here. The taxi stand is right... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a little disappointing. The buildings themselves are pretty on the outside, and there are nice views, but we would have liked to read a little more about the history. There are signs here and there, but the covering over the signs has crackled in many places, making them nearly impossible to read.

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We took a self guided tour through this historical site. Very nice view and is being taken very well care of.

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very reasonable entry fee to see a piece of history. We walked all thru this fort seeing the jail cells and the dungeon which is unbelievable that they would subject human beings to that.

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