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Fort Christiansvaern

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Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
Phone Number: +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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Good fort

went to both forts. Christiansvaern was the better of the two imo. I wish we'd had more time to explore a couple more building in the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Myrtle Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went to both forts. Christiansvaern was the better of the two imo. I wish we'd had more time to explore a couple more building in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to get to learn about the culture of the island. Self- paced tour you walk around and explore the fort.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For just a $ 3.00 admission fee, you get to visit the inside parts of the fort. It's a very basic fort with some descriptions of the rooms, dungeon, cannons, and basic fort security information. It took us 1/2 hour to visit every part of this small fort. Special rates for seniors or US National Park Service pass holders.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nestled along the water at the edge of town, this fort is part of the history walk. the fort is well preserved and provides a great view of the surrounding area. kids are bound to enjoy the visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty little park along the waterfront, only cost $3/person to do a self-guided tour of the fort. Lots of great info and historical facts, including that Alexander Hamilton's mother was once imprisoned there for leaving her husband. Had a lot of fun exploring all the rooms of the fort, and taking pictures with the cannons. Wonderful views of Gallows Bay.

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Thank Anna B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while walking around Christiansted and had an informative little self-guided tour. It is well worth dropping in if only to get the view of the Hotel on the Cay and the harbor from the second story, which is also a great photo up. But can't get the pix to upload for some reason.

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White Stone, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should you get to St. Croix, this is a must visit. It gives all the background of the danish presence on the Island. Coupled with the customs house next door a full history is provided.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea the history of the island. The park rangers tell the story well and anyone who enjoys history has to visit. There is so much to see. The fort is very wel maintained. I recommend going here first so the history of the other sites will be easier to relate. A history buff dream.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And unlike boutique hotels, no attitude, no lecture, no judgement. You'll probably have the whole place to yourself and plenty of time to let history sink in.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly restored old fort right in the heart of the harbor. There was no map available on the day we went, so we were self directed. Amazingly small cannon area. Glad we spent the hour to see this property.

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