Fort Christiansvaern
Fort Christiansvaern
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An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.
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Snowybears
Locust Grove, VA443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I will say that it's a very small fort but in a beautiful location. If you are visiting the island off a cruise ship, may I suggest just getting a cab from the pier instead of an excursion from the boat. You will save a lot. You can walk from the fort into the town, do a little shopping and have lunch right one the water.
Written February 21, 2020
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Carolina G
Jacksonville, FL12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Due to COVID-19 the Fort was officially closed, but there was a Ranger walking the grounds several times a day. I finally got the courage to approach the Ranger on the third or fourth day. While he couldn't allow me inside the Fort, but he did share a bunch of stories of the history of the island and the importance the Fort has played in history. The Ranger peaked my interest so much that I ended up going back to my hotel and did some follow up research. I'll definitely be visiting St. Croix again and probably often. I loved everything about my visit.
Written December 20, 2020
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Lisa W
Arlington, TX4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The fort is right at the boardwalk and has parking so definitely check it out. It has information about the fort, the Crucian people and all the countries that made up St Croix history. Any history buff will enjoy it. You get to go down to the dungeon and up by the cannons. Great place to take pictures of the boardwalk, water and boats at mooring. There is a small island , Protestant Cay, across the water that has a hotel on it.
Written February 4, 2022
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Kari S
Cedar Rapids, IA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We spent about 2 hours walking around the Fort as well as the self-guided walking tour. We entered the fort and were greeted by a NPS worker. He gave us a binder for a self-guided walk-through of the fort. We were lucky enough to be approached by Bruce (?) another NPS worker. He was very knowledgeable and gave us the full history lesson of St. Croix starting with Christopher Columbus. He continued to show us around. We were very impressed by the renovations that are taking place. This brief but informative tour helped us gain a better appreciation for this beautiful island and it's past.
Written March 24, 2021
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We found the history of this fort to be so interesting, and although some exhibits were closed due to Covid and renovations, the park ranger told us all about the fort and gave us a binder to do a self-guided tour. The fort is beautifully maintained and includes a dungeon. The history of the fort and the island itself is very sad, but this is a great place to learn about it. Right now, there is no admission fee, but that will obviously change in the future. Parking is free in the small lot next door.
Written April 3, 2021
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Stephen N
New York City, NY1,557 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Can't really give the Fort too many stars (probably 3.5 stars would be appropriate) because it is closed due to Coronavirus. We walked around the grounds after our Big Beard's Buck Island tour. The grounds are well kept, the buildings are well maintained from the outside. But no visitation due to the scourge of Coronavirus. The front gate was partially open but did have a sign posted on the door saying it was closed but the front desk inside was staffed and I asked the National Park guard if they were closed for the day or closed because of Coronavirus and she they were closed since Coronavirus. Also, the fort isn't that big - if you've seen El Morro in San Juan, this one in Christiansted looks a relative baby. One picture while standing in front and one picture from the stern of the boat as we were coming back from Buck Island.
Written December 2, 2020
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Robert B
Richmond, VA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had an excellent briefing by the Park Ranger on duty on Sunday, March 1. The tour was self-guided, but we had a notebook that explained what we were seeing. The fort’s location provided a “commanding” view of the harbor. This tour is the place to start a visit in St. Croix.
Written March 3, 2020
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ontheroadagain65
Garden City, MI1,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We love learning the history of the islands we visit, so a visit to the fort was a must for us. It's a self guided tour. They give you a book with the history, that you can read while touring and return at the end. They were in the process of doing some upkeep and repairs, while we were there. The location is great. You can visit the fort, then wander the streets nearby for shopping and hit the boardwalk for lunch.
Written February 27, 2020
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lucsimsthomas
San Antonio, TX335 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We stopped by this fort as part of a self-guided historic walking tour and walked through on our way to other points of interest. The views from the highest point of the fort are just beautiful. There are plenty of sign to guide you as you take in the many uses the fort once had.
It's a national historic site and the oldest structure on St. Croix and It's a great way to absorb some of the island's history.
Written July 22, 2023
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AliBug
Charlotte, NC1,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
This fort was soooo interesting. My husband and I who are in our 50’s turned into 10 year kids and spent 90 minutes here exploring. The fort looks to be in excellent shape to be so old and the powder magazine room was something that I hadn’t seen before in other forts. Not that they didn’t have one, but the one here was super cool. The cannons were still all lined up overlooking the gorgeous water. The restrooms are well kept. The grounds were kept nicely as well. It was a very interesting way to spend little more than an hour.
Written February 18, 2022
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