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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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America's Earliest History

The fort gives visitors a step into America's earliest history. The fort was designed to protect the Christiansted harbor, which is obvious when you stand atop the fort and see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Jim C
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Lawson, Missouri
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English first
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Easy parking, friendly staff, cheap admission, and lots of informative signage about for learning what history there is to learn. Not very large, so it only took about a half-hour or so, which left plenty of time to walk about the downtown shops as well. Beautiful view of the bay on which it sits, and a lovely photo-op for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a neat learning experience. The service was ok. I thought we could have been a little bit more welcomed. The displays were really well kept and contained a lot of information. It was a great piece of history so I would recommend checking it out if you are in the area.

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Leander, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place was a little bit of a let down. The grounds are neat but not really worth the money. Interesting but for a short period of time.

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Lawson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The fort gives visitors a step into America's earliest history. The fort was designed to protect the Christiansted harbor, which is obvious when you stand atop the fort and see the fields of fire. The nominal admission price includes the Steeple Church and Scale House making for an entertaining morning of exploration. The rangers have the friendly nature so typical... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have visited this more than once, and went back today to get our Passport book stamped. They had a lot of the older pages in stock, so we really got caught up at the bookstore.The lady working there was so nice, and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her.

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited the fort and absorbed its history. It is unique standing on something that was around before the Declaration of Independence. The dungeon and the hole are must sees. Ingenious the way they got rid of the human waste. Officers had it much better. Also a fascinating history of Alexander Hamilton and his life there prior to moving state side.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very interesting to see how the soldiers lived and the history of the fort itself. Some renovations had taken place since our last visit and was nice to seel

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

In my opinion this is not a must see'. If you have an hour to kill or have small kids who enjoy history then maybe worth a quick visit but there are other options. It's something that surely won't make or break your visit to the island. Take a pass.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited the fort on a Friday morning and were some of the only people there besides a few school groups. The fort is interesting, but not very large. There is a $3 entrance fee and guided tours run on the hour.

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Whitakers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is interesting to walk through the fort and learn about some of the history of Christiansted. The Park Ranger is very helpful. There are steps, but you do not have to climb them to see most of the interesting things.

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

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