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Address: Waterfront Highway | East of shopping district, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Phone Number: +1 340-776-4566

This 17th-century Danish fort houses a museum featuring a collection of...

This 17th-century Danish fort houses a museum featuring a collection of Amerindian relics.

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Nice historical building

I didn't get the chance to look inside of the building because it was close. But just by look at the the outside of the building, it holds a high historical value to the island... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2016
Timothy B
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I didn't get the chance to look inside of the building because it was close. But just by look at the the outside of the building, it holds a high historical value to the island. Would like to see the inside on next visit.

1 Thank Timothy B
Aurora, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Was very disappointed to once again find the fort closed. The paper showed it was nearly done but as is well known about the islands nothing moves quickly here. It has been closed way too long and needs to be opened up.

1 Thank paloman5955
DFW, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Probably only a few who are visiting here have not already seen at least one other such historical fort in the Caribbean/western Atlantic. If so, the advice is... this one is small and probably merits just a photo from the front without needing to go in. This is frequently closed, in any event. The location is easy to reach.

Thank Matt M
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

On a recent cruise we sought out Ft. Christian, but found it closed. A ragged hand written note on the door said it was closed for repairs. I contacted the Visitor's Bureau and got this response: For a tour of this historic site, you would have to call to make reservations. Phone: 340-776-4566.

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

A beautiful old Fort in the heart of the city. The vender market nearby was busy but there were really not a lot of people around the Fort. There were public washroom in a trailer near the Fort and they were kept very clean and tidy. A nice touch for those travelling in that area.

Thank Joan F
Bay City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stopped here as one of our many stops for the day. The history of the building was interesting but we loved the free roaming chickens. Very colorful part of the Island history and a great stop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The architecture is a bit different for a fort. If you are into history well worth the stop. You don't need to much time to see it all.

Thank Robert P
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Fort Christian has been watching over the downtown area of Charlotte Amalie since 1671. It began as a mighty fort and has served other purposes in history, but it still stands mighty downtown. We stayed in an apartment across the street and felt honored to be in the presence of this historical structure. It is presently being restored and we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This was one stop on our self-guided tour of historic downtown. It was a hot and humid day so the walking up and down the streets was a bit uncomfortable. To our disappointment, the Fort was closed so we didn't have the opportunity to go inside.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Fort Christian is a great piece of History. Although I'm not sure what the plan is with it. It needs to be completely restored and open for tours. While we were visiting it was closed and nobody seemed to know what the long range plan was for it.

Thank Rodney C

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