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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  • Here's (1733 to 1917 year) currently is U.S. territory, but once the Denmark island colony (Denmark region West India) had time, this fortress is completed in 1749. The existing building is part of at the time. Very small buildings, was not around, watching inside. Still large equipment was part of the customs of this building near a shed. And referred to as was protecting the interests of Denmark from this fortress, a haunt around pirate and other European powers. Agriculture is a major industry, focused on the production of sugar cane and cotton production. Rum made from sugar cane BREW / distillation of course. Been brought from Africa many such farming for the Negro slaves who were involved. The number in the mid-17th century approximately 2,000 people in the mid-19th century during the heyday of plantation management about 20000 people really was. Referred to as Christiansted fortress's most important role was to crack down on these black slaves.
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  • Most shop are only open when ships are in. Only a few blocks are nice. Further away from Pier is old and in bad repair  more »
  • Nice walk through history in downtown Christiansted St Croix. Walking tour not necessary, beautiful view of water with local restaurant and stores makes this a great day trip  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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Where to stay in St. Croix

Most accommodations on St. Croix line the island's north shore, with Christiansted and Salt River Bay proving the two most popular settlements. Private villas and condos make up the majority of accommodations there, offering privacy and independence, as well as a touch of luxury. For something a bit less touristy and close to Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, stay in the western coastal town of Frederiksted.
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