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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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  • This fort never saw action (which is why you build forts) but it's a fun diversion with some good exhibits. A lot of the outdoor plaques are sun-bleached, but there is plenty to see here. Go into the ...  more »
  • I took a walk through Fort Christiansted while visiting the Island. The history of the Fort is very interesting in itself but inside you'll find information about Christiansted as well. I enjoyed my t...  more »
  • I Loved it. The history is amazing. The fact that you can work Der around and check it out at your leisure is great. So amazing