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Fort Christiansvaern

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Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: 340/773-1460
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An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

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Interesting site filled with history.

Fun to tour and read about its history. Very clean and well kept. Great views of the harbor.great place to photoghraph.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Danielson, Connecticut
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Danielson, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun to tour and read about its history. Very clean and well kept. Great views of the harbor.great place to photoghraph.

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Bellaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fascinating glimpse into St. Croix's colorful Danish history. Wonderfully preserved structures--the fort and surrounding buildings preserving the flavor of colonial times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Snorkeling is great but sometimes you need to take a beak from the ocean and learn a bit about where you are visiting. The fort is self-guided. There is a book that you can pick up when you pay your $3 entrance. The plaques are informative but the best part was speaking with the mother-daughter volunteer team at the clock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see to really understand the history of the St Croix and the Virgin Islands as a whole. Run by the national park service so bring your park passport for stamps!

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Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location and view of the harbor. A lot of work has gone into the up keep and it shows, very impressive history too.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort was open to what I would term "self guided" experience. There are exhibits and explanations inside and out of this historic building detailing its use predominantly to command the harbor but even more to have a presence to control possible slave uprisings. The latter never developed. There shoulder fired arms displays and fixed fortification artillery. I consider it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restored fort right in Christiansted is maintained by NPS. They provide a self-guided tour for a small entrance fee. The fort was truly interesting for us and our teenagers. There are exhibits that really help visitors understand the history of St. Croix. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a little look back in history. Very clean place a nice little view into history, and you get to look out on the water. We didn't stay very long but it was a nice stop.

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Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to tour the fort because there was a Geocache located inside, were quite surprised and how well the place has been maintained. Really enjoyed all the various rooms as well as the old cannons.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to see, it's a great place to take photos. This is also a great history site of the island.

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