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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  • This self-guided tour is a great way to learn a bit about the history of St. Croix (and a bit about Alexander Hamilton) while viewing early colonial-era items. The fort is small, but the tour is well ...  more »
  • We toured Fort Christiansvaern on our own. If you stop, be sure to do the video on the centennial of the transfer of St. Croix from Denmark to the US. The fort is well preserved and there are photo op...  more »
  • We loved learning about the fort and the history of St. Croix. Easy to get around the fort. I especially liked the dungeon!  more »
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  • Nice place to learn about the history of the island. Great views. Close to the downtown area of Christiansted. Near to the customs house, scale house, and boardwalk restaurants.
  • Great site to visit and very interesting on how it has been maintained to this day. A lot of history but never saw any battles.
  • 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!
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