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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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  • We took a casual walk through the fort on our last day in St. Croix. Although they do offer a guided tour, we simply went on the self-guided tour. Entrance fee is $3. They offer lots of information ab...  more »
  • We were on a tour and it was great .Our tour guide was a former backup singer with The platters and she was very informative. 
  • My sister and I had a great time exploring this fort. Check out the dungeon and cells! A real eye-opener. You can explore the fort at your own speed. You are given a booklet that explains everything a...  more »