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Fort Frederik

Frederiksted, St. Croix
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Frederiksted
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Traveler Description: This Danish fort built between 1752 and 1760 was the site of the most important event in St. Croix history.  8,000 slaves marched from nearby Estate... more »
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Pictures for your photo collection not much info was available when we visited, reflects some of the early history of the island

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are two Forts on St Croix, one in each town. The one in C'Sted is the traditional Danish yellow. The one in F'sted is red and to the right of the pier. Life in the colonial days is fascinating. You should visit.

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Greve, Denmark
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
1,190 helpful votes 1,190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Built in 1760, this fort is now a National Historic Landmark. The one-time Danish coastal fortress houses historic artifacts pertaining to Virgin Islands' history. The fort was the site of a major emancipation rally to free slaves in 1848.

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El Paso
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Small Fort but worth the small fee to enter that goes to a good cause to preserve history. The gift shop sales local artist goods also. Easy walk from cruise ship. Be sure to check it out. Afterwards check out the Turtle Deli.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This fort is right on the shore of Frederiksted and one of the first attractions tourists see when they walk off the cruise ship pier. We stopped to see this fort and while it has some promise, the educational displays need to be fixed up and the fort needs some maintenance. The bedroom upstairs was surprisingly well maintained and had... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Ft. F is right at the pier where thousands of tourists disembark from cruise ships. It is an ideal location to do something historical or cultural - but the government does NOTHING with this site. It is a huge missed opportunity. Instead, the focus seems to be on setting up tables of touristy stuff to try to appeal to the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Fort Frederik, 1760, located in Frederiksted, VI is actually much better than the Christiansted fort. Fort Frederik has educational displays while the Christiansted fort has nothing. Learn about the island, slavery, and the history of its inhabitants. A good way to spend an hour or two.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It needs updating, the walls outside are enough to put you off with the paint flaking off. The pictures on the walls are difficult to see as they are behind glass but there is too much reflection. The information is good but could be better presented.

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Colchester
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Fort is right by the main quay so its an obvious place to look at. The outside is unappealing and looks run down but don't be deceived by that initial view. You make your own tour with a rudimentary guide sheet but that a good thing as you can discover the fort and exhibition at your own pack. Access... More

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East Granby, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Fort Frederik Is larger than Fort Christiansted and has many artifacts and informative posters it its museum. It is worth a look- and hte town views form the fort are wonderful.

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