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Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted

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Visit Fort Christiansvaern, one of five historical structures highlighting urban colonial development on the islands. Built in 1749 and partially reconstructed after hurricane damage later in the century, the stronghold's yellow walls and green window frames look evocative and palatial against the island backdrop. A fine example of Danish colonial military architecture, the fort protected the colonists from pirates, hurricanes, and slave revolts. After 1878, it served as a prison and courthouse; today, you can visit its interesting, informative museum and tour its rooms, courtyard, and dungeons. Take a look at our St. Croix vacation generator to schedule your visit to Fort Christiansvaern and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Self guided tour, great information, beautiful view. Walk around - see the dungeon, the gun powder room, the staff quarters etc. Look out over the bay, imagine the life they had. Great pick.  more »
  • My husband and I were slightly disappointed with our experience. We love history, but most of the information boards were too weather-worn to read. We also found a substantial lack of discussion with ...  more »
  • Amazing views from the fort! Very interesting, make sure to stop and read the history! Doesn't take long to tour but a must do! Kids will have fun exploring, amazing picture opportunities for teens an...  more »