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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  • Nice place to unwind, nothing to do and no where to go. A true vacation, don’t stay too long, cell service not that great.  more »
  • An incredible and exciting experience. The Fort is very well-maintained, and it must be a must place to visit as a Dane from the Danish colonial era.
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  • Great historical landmark. $3 per adult for self tour. Great place and views for photos.
  • 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!
  • Not really impressive but something you have to see because theres not really much to see.
  • Fun to walk thru, especially the black hole. Well worth the price of admission.
  • A very interesting visit and insight into Christiansted's history. An awesome view from the top of the building overlooking the ocean. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. $3 per adult to get in. Parking is free and has a 2 hour limit, which can give time to wander around downtown Christiansted.

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