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Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Fort is very cool and a beautiful view but that is about it. You cannot see much and it is very small. There is very little information around and is lacking in cool displays or something else.. 
  • We visited this past week (Sep 29th). We found the fort very interesting and well maintained by the US Park Service. Paring was free and very convenient for a visit of the city and boardwalk area for ...  read more »
  • It took only about 10 minutes to see the whole fort. There were no staff around to ask questions and only a couple of exhibits to look at and learn about the forts history.