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Fort Frederik

Address: Frederiksted, St. Croix
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Ranked #36 of 85 things to do in Frederiksted
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This bright-red historic fort in Frederiksted has a local history museum, courtyard and stables.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This bright-red historic fort in Frederiksted has a local history museum, courtyard and stables.

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English first
Miami, Florida
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191 reviews 191 reviews
89 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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91 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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29 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Romeoville, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were expecting just some cool pictures of the surrounding area and were pleasantly surprised of the cool artifacts and history of the fort. The structure was awesome and when you enter cant help but picture in your mind that time in the 1760's and what it must have been like. Turned out to be a really interesting self guided... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It cost $3 per person, nothing great but interesting to see a couple hundred year old fort. They have some interesting facts.

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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78 attraction reviews
1,741 helpful votes 1,741 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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17 reviews 17 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
70 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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