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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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  • Yes there is rum, yes there are beaches but there is also history. Fort Christiansvaern offers a unique and historic perspective of colonial times in the islands. It's a self guided tour and you can e...  more »
  • The staff were very helpful. Honored my senior citizen national park pass for free entrance. Very well kept. Very informative. Not for handicapped because of the amount of different levels and stairs....  more »
  • Being from Denmark this was a must, but the fort is charming and interesting, including a small "museum" with details about the fort. The views are amazing and it's interesting to see the cells ect. B...  more »