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“Worth a Visit!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Christiansvaern

Fort Christiansvaern
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Owner description: An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.
Woodbridge, VA
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

The National Park Service staff member at the desk, Shavonne, was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure talking to her. The fort is well taken care of, with information signs throughout the grounds. There are great views of the harbor up at the cannons. It is a great place to learn some history about the islands. There are other structures nearby (part of the Christiansted National Historic Site) such as the Customs House and Scale House with more information about colonial times in the Danish colony. Worth a visit! Note: If you are disabled, you can get a free NPS pass that will allow you and family members free admission to all NPS facilities!

Visited July 2014
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Rochester
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great quick visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We didn't get into the fort that day, but wish we had - only $3 but didn't have the time -- go visit!

Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fort Christiansvaern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good history. Interesting site. Beautiful views. Won't take more than 2 hours if you read everything and walk everywhere.

Visited May 2014
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Stamping Ground, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was a great stop to see an original fort from the 1700's. Enjoyed walking the structure and reading its history. But use caution in the parking lot it closes when the park does and is locked up. A park ranger is required to get out and a parking violation citation will be issued. Your vehicle will also be booted to deter your escape.

Visited June 2014
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Prescott, Arizona
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great history lesson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Liked the visit very much but the dark side of the slave trade echoes from the walls. Area has National Park personnel on duty willing to help with any questions or offer tours if the staffing allows.

Visited July 2013
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