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Fort Christiansvaern

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Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
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+1 340-773-1460
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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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Insight into St. Croix in the 1700's

The Fort is interesting and it's self-guided tour connects you to the other historical sites in the immediate area. You can get a quick insight into the shipping trade in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brookings, South Dakota
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Brookings, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fort is interesting and it's self-guided tour connects you to the other historical sites in the immediate area. You can get a quick insight into the shipping trade in the 1700'sin St. Croix.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit. Very interesting with beautiful views of the harbor. Enjoyed learning the history of the island. Admission was only 3.00 and worth it. Not crowded at all.

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My brother and I took the self guided tour through Ft. Christiansvaern recently located at the far eastern point of the boardwalk. We moved about silently through each exhibit, deep in our own thoughts. The slave trade of long ago left many scars on this island and the USA. When you're in Christiansted, make the time to visit this National... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited Fort Christiansvaern and enjoyed the history of the Fort and this island. A little sad that some of the facts here made up our history. Overall good visit and worth spending time at. The view from top of the Fort towards the Island is beautiful.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to downtown Christiansted and decided to take a walk down to the fort. There was a small fee to enter and they give you a binder with a map and all sorts of information so that you can do a self guided tour. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Seeing the cannons and dungeon up close was amazing.... More 

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MIDDLESBORO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is beautifully maintained and well worth the minimal $3 entrance fee. Beautiful ocean views and nice display of period living, including officers quarters and prison cells. Lots of history-a great way to educate you on St. Croix history. Be aware if you decide to explore the rest of the city to pay attention to the parking hours.....we got... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The prime structure, being pretty well maintained, at the Christiansted Historic Site. Great views of the harbor and it's entry for ships/boats. And in less than an hour you can learn a lot of history. Parking and restrooms. Lawn with shaded benches outside.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought our family there to walk around. Interesting and a pretty spot. Not quite enough for the kids to see and do, but the adults loved it.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always enjoy going to the fort! I seem to learn something new every time. I also love to take pictures there! The views are amazing and the fort itself is great for photos.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another place that for years I passed by without stopping. Now, with Senior National Park Pass in hand, the self-tour was interesting. Christopher Columbus and Hamilton both came here. If you are a history nut this is a place you. It is not for the disabled.

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