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Fort Christiansvaern

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Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
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+1 340-773-1460
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An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.

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Nice piece of history

It only costs a couple of dollars to do this and you get a nice feel of the history. The dungeon was probably the best part. Hard to believe that a person could spend months in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It only costs a couple of dollars to do this and you get a nice feel of the history. The dungeon was probably the best part. Hard to believe that a person could spend months in this hole. It only takes about 30-45 minutes to do this and it's worth doing if you enjoy history.

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Price, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was interesting but very hard to read about the slavery and how individuals were treated then. The structures were very well preserved, The church was closed for construction during our visit, it would have been fun to see.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the time to visit the fort. It probably won't take more than 1/2 hour to walk through. It is part of the history of the island and pretty neat, especially the dungeon and cells. I just wish they had live tour guides, preferably in period costumes that could provide more detailed information and answer questions. You do get a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 'black hole' too and find out what a dungeon was. It's a good little trip back to the past. Take note of... More 

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Thank Anthony B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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 time there and would recommend seeing it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love history, so strolling through Fort Christiansvaern is right up my alley. The fort is wide open with nooks to peak into and lots of information. Also, the view from up top is amazing!

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our trip to Fort Christiansvaern. It's a great area to walk around. The Fort commands great views from the top. We were up there for at least 45 minutes enjoying the very windy day while watching a sailboat work its way into the safety of the harbor.

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Thank lisaslight24seven
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built to protect the city and Harbour from other Europeans. Gave a good understanding of soldier life 200 years ago. Also an exhibition of the city and its development during the 20th century. No rangers guiding, but cleaning staff kept the place tidy.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit. There were not a lot of park Rangers around to hold your hand on a tour, but the fort is very accessible and there are plenty of guides and literature to help out. It kind of reminded us of Fort McHenry in its layout. Very clean and open, and more than enough descriptions throughout the fort to give... More 

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