This Danish fort built between 1752 and 1760 was the site of the most important event in St. Croix history.  8,000 slaves marched from nearby Estate LaGrange to Fort Fredrik and demanded their freedom.  Standing on the ramparts on July 3, 1848, Governor Von Scholten gave in to the crowd’s demands.  Like Fort Christiansvaern, Fort Fredrik was built to protect the island from pirates.