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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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Interesting history of St Croix

We did this, as well as downtown area, as a 1/2 day trip from The Buccaneer resort. The self guided tour was very informative about the history of the island. The downtown area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
2golfers2015
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Chico, California
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Larkspur, Colorado
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fort Christiansvaern is a very interesting place to visit. It is full of history. Take plenty of time to read all the plaques and articles. It's worth the time spent.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A self guided tour of the fort that tells you the History of St. Croix and its culture as well as what is happening today to the city. It is a U.S, National park and free entry for Seniors with a National Park Pass. It is NOT barrier free but if a person can climb steps, it is well worth... More 

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did this, as well as downtown area, as a 1/2 day trip from The Buccaneer resort. The self guided tour was very informative about the history of the island. The downtown area had nice shops, places to eat right on the water all with very friendly locals. Great views of the harbor and admission was free using our senior... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fort is overlooking the amazing blue Caribbean. It is a great walk, interesting, and also has outdoor tables and chairs for picnics.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 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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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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