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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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A dungeon couldn't be more clean! Even the old latrine room has fresh coat of paint. Walking around the fort and reading the self guided notes gives visitors a depiction of life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vermilion, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Fort is a wonderful piece of history and very interesting to look and walk through. We totally enjoyed the grounds and remains and reading the history of the Fort. The spectacular views are enough to warrant anyone's taking some time to go visit. Easy walking level

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Thank pjreese
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only $3 to visit with a self-guided tour (with a leaflet). Interesting building, nicely kept, very pretty and great views over the bay.

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Thank Lewin H
Florida
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yellow and green fort, gorgeous with magnificent view of a great Caribbean harbor. Wonderful history, unfortunately Christiansted itself a bit run down. Fort very well maintained

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Palmyra, Nebraska
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small easy to tour, well restored, Offers nice views of the bay and harbor. The NPS staff was very friendly and helpful. Can self tour the fort in a 1/2 hour or so. Low cost as well.

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Thank tinmanthatlady
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A dungeon couldn't be more clean! Even the old latrine room has fresh coat of paint. Walking around the fort and reading the self guided notes gives visitors a depiction of life in the fort. Most of the rooms are vacant, so the descriptions are necessary to understand each space. Nice gallery in the upstairs quarters explains chaney, bits of... More 

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic Danish fort , small but accurate this leads to a walking tour of the Historical area if Christiansted .Rangers are very accommodating and a good self guided tour.

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Thank franwelk
Springfield, Virginia
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a stop. You can tour the old fort and see some lovely ocean views. We took the self-guided tour. The history was interesting, and the Park Service folks on site were very helpful.

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Thank JenGuernsey
Seattle
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting. Well presented. But the fort never fought anyone. So its drama factor is way low. Well worth the few dollars admission, but did not inspire much further research.

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Thank Jules J
Macedonia, Ohio
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history of the area and fort built by Denmark in mid 1700s. I recommend visiting the fort, max 1 hour to explore.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the self-tour and were amazed at how well-preserved this was. While in the rooms for prisoners, you can imagine how it felt with the barred windows looking out to sea and feel the desperation in those who were locked away for whatever reason. Fantastic views on the top. The grounds were gorgeous, too.

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