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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
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 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 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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26 reviews 26 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Rochester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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