Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted

4.4
#1 of 32 in Historic Sites in U.S. Virgin Islands
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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  • August 14, 2017
    The fort is a national treasure. Currently there are restoration activities which can add to your enjoyment if you are interested in discussions about architectural and building methods of the eightee...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Well maintained fort with nice information about the area and the fort. Nothing super special about this place, but being in such a tropical place, it was a neat experience after seeing a bunch of for...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Fort is beautiful, the views of the island are amazing. It is not big so you won't get tired when exploring the Fort and would only take 45 minutes of your day at most, they also have a very short...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Great historical landmark. $3 per adult for self tour. Great place and views for photos.
  • March 14, 2017
    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!
  • May 11, 2017
    Not really impressive but something you have to see because theres not really much to see.
  • January 14, 2017
    Fun to walk thru, especially the black hole. Well worth the price of admission.
  • June 19, 2016
    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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