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“Old Fort” 4 of 5 stars
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Fort Christian
Waterfront Highway | East of shopping district, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
340-776-4566
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Owner description: This 17th-century Danish fort houses a museum featuring a collection of Amerindian relics.
Lincoln RI 02865
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Old Fort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Historical ,well kept across from water, also a good place to park your car when shopping in town.

Visited February 2012
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Kitchener
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161 reviews 161 reviews
93 attraction reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“The heart of Charlotte Amalie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

At the time I was there, this oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands was closed due to renovation. This imposing red fort, built around the 1670s had been used as a jail, courthouse, church, and governor’s residents. The fort was built by the Danes to defend the Danish settlements on the island and protect Charlotte Amalie. On top of the building is a 19th century clock tower.

Visited February 2011
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Charlton, MA
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Just visible from the outside.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

It is too bad that the town doesn't do something with this structure. It is loaded with history and dates back 100's of years. You can only park alongside it and take pictures of it from the outside walls. They need to restore it to it's original or close to it condition and preserve it as a museum. They could also have interpretive guides there telling you about all the past history of what the building served as.
Just below it is a local vendors market with low end tourist jewelry, bags and clothing. I am sure that if they restored the structure it would bring more business for these locals that seem like the could desparately use the money. Also across the street is a local governement building that is beautiful. They could incorporate tours of that building as well. Cruise ship passengers could add that type of tour to their agenda when they visit downtown.
I only rate it average under its current condition. If it were fixed up and opened up it would be a GREAT place to visit!

Visited January 2012
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Lake Villa, Illinois
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“tents and more tents”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

when the cruise ships are in there are about 100 pop up tents with vendors selling t shirts, Hawaiian shirts and other souvenirs. You can barter with them.

Visited January 2012
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Evanston, Illinois
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“Closed for repairs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We were looking forward to seeing this fort; however, it is currently locked up. A street vendor nearby told us that it is closed for repairs. Noone knew of the duration of the closing.

Visited January 2012
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