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Address: Frederiksted, St. Croix
Description: This bright-red historic fort in Frederiksted has a local history museum...
This bright-red historic fort in Frederiksted has a local history museum, courtyard and stables.
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fun for 30 min

We were just looking for something to waste a little extra time. The fort is $3pp which goes into taking care of it so we felt that was worth it. It had some good historical infor... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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English first
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We were just looking for something to waste a little extra time. The fort is $3pp which goes into taking care of it so we felt that was worth it. It had some good historical infor action that was fun to read and see, it also gave us a great view of the coast line.

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vb
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A visit to the museum is a must for the first time island visitor. Although it is small, the exhibits help the visitor to understand and appreciate the rich history of the island. A bonus is the sea glass collection, a fairly new addition.

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Lucas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This could be a great attraction but it isn't. The fort has a stunning location and I am certain a fascinating history. However, it suffers from only superficial restoration and below average interpretation. It appears to be run by a local historical society. I am sure they are doing the best with the resources available. Since it is at the... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We drove to Fredricksted with the main purpose of visiting the Fort. It was closed. We couldn't find hours posted at the site, but the GoToStCroix.com website listed the hours as 8:30 to 4. We circled the fort but found no open entrance.

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West Hartford, Ct
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Frederiksted is an unusual town for the Caribbean as it is historic and interesting but NOT overwhelmed with touristy duty-free shops. The fort which was established by the Danes in the early 1700's has been carefully restored. The courtyard pavement with its sun rays is especially striking, and the red color of the fort walls is unusual and beautiful. The... More 

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Pownal Center, Vermont, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The exhibits related to the slave trade were the most informative of any we visited on St. Croix. There was also an extensive seaglass/shell exhibit that was very nice.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was the most detailed and interesting presentation of the history of the plantation system ans slavery. They also had a very nice sea shell and sea glass exhibit.

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Miami, Florida
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208 reviews 208 reviews
95 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is just at the corner of the cruise ship port when you dock in Frederiksted, St. Croix. The red walls stand out from a distance and as you near the huge canons pointing towards the sea are quite a good photo op. But, apart from that, this place does not really have anything inside that might be classed... More 

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Kitchener
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161 reviews 161 reviews
93 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The price is US$3.00. This typical classic Dutch architecture of a fort was built 1760 to protect the Virgin Islands from piracy. In 1848, some 8,000 slaves marched to this fort and demanded their freedom. The United States purchased Virgin Islands in 1917. Since then the fort served as a jail, police station, fire station and a courthouse. The fort... More 

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garland, tx
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This fort is in great shape and worth the trip to see. Be prepared for some steep inclines but well worth the view. Nice gift shop and cold drinks/food available here. Allow at least an hour for the visit.

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