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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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Nice history

We walked around the fort using the nice map/info that you get to use once you pay the admission--really interesting to see the history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ml3456
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Darien, Illinois
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Darien, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked around the fort using the nice map/info that you get to use once you pay the admission--really interesting to see the history.

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Gloucester Twp, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice first stop in exploring exploring Christiansted. Nicely maintained. The could do a better job on the information at the displays, but gives you a great perspective as to life at the fort.

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Spartanburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-see, the spectacular views of the ocean and a lot of history pack all into one. The volunteers at the Fort and at the temple you're very knowledgeable and you could tell they just loved what they do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I learned a lot about the history that went on at Fort Christiansvaern. They also have Friday night get togethers so you can bring blankets, lawn chairs, food, drink the kids for a nice free evening of entertainment on the lawn by the Fort.

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Thank Sidnie5477
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many doors were closed to us, and that was where many important historical recreations were located. Had to pay $3 for very little that we could not see from the outside.

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Thank Edward M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice history lesson to be had here. It is also well maintained. I forgot my national veteran id so I paid full price but it was still one of the cheapest things we did on the island. It is a small fortune so it had to be hard to defend.

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Thank Ron K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited there while waiting for the afternoon tour to Buck Island. The park outside was full of local chickens and roosters looking for a quick snack! The views from up top of the fort are really nice and the fort is well restored. It's a self guided tour and there are lots of signs depicting the history of St. Croix... More 

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Danielson, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank santagary
Bellaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Thank Patricia B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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