Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted

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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, St. Croix holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fort Christiansvaern and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This fort is near the boardwalk in Christiansted and everyone should visit it when in town. It took us about 30 minutes to walk around. There are some other buildings outside that you can visit for fr...  more »
  • Beautiful fort right on the bay with breathtaking views totally worth it if you are a history buff or just like panoramic views of the bay!  more »
  • Nice to combine a little history while on vacation. Definitely worth a drive by or walk through the fort while in town.  more »
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  • Great historical landmark. $3 per adult for self tour. Great place and views for photos.
  • Great piece of local history. $3 per adult for the self guided tour is a steal.
  • 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.
  • Not really impressive but something you have to see because theres not really much to see.
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