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“Great History Lesson!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Christiansvaern

Fort Christiansvaern
Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
340/773-1460
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.
Geneva, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Great History Lesson!”
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 site opens at 10:00 island time. We arrived at 10:15 as they were just opening the gates. The church and scale house were not opened until closer to 11:00.

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Woodbridge, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit!”
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 other structures nearby (part of the Christiansted National Historic Site) such as the Customs House and Scale House with more information about colonial times in the Danish colony. Worth a visit! Note: If you are disabled, you can get a free NPS pass that will allow you and family members free admission to all NPS facilities!

Visited July 2014
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Rochester
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“great quick visit”
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!

Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Fort Christiansvaern”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Stamping Ground, Kentucky
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“Interesting history”
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 deter your escape.

Visited June 2014
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