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Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted

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Historic Site
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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  • Small easy to tour, well restored, Offers nice views of the bay and harbor. The NPS staff was very friendly and helpful. Can self tour the fort in a 1/2 hour or so. Low cost as well.  more »
  • A dungeon couldn't be more clean! Even the old latrine room has fresh coat of paint. Walking around the fort and reading the self guided notes gives visitors a depiction of life in the fort. Most of t...  more »
  • Historic Danish fort , small but accurate this leads to a walking tour of the Historical area if Christiansted .Rangers are very accommodating and a good self guided tour.  more »
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  • One of my favorite spots on Saint Croix. The fort is incredible to see, with great views of the bay, and the interpretive information is top-notch. Thanks, NPS!
  • Fun to walk thru, especially the black hole. Well worth the price of admission.
  • A very interesting visit and insight into Christiansted's history. An awesome view from the top of the building overlooking the ocean. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. $3 per adult to get in. Parking is free and has a 2 hour limit, which can give time to wander around downtown Christiansted.
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  • A worthwhile visit to see and learn more of the local Christiansted history