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Fort Christiansvaern

Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
+1 340-773-1460
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We took the self-tour and were amazed at how well-preserved this was. While in the rooms for... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Saffron R
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Chicago, Illinois
Self tour

Very interesting piece of history. We did a self tour and enjoyed it. Beautiful park to take a rest... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
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An imposing yellow Danish fort built to defend the Christiansted harbor.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix
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"self guided tour"
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"interesting history"
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"alexander hamilton"
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"entrance fee"
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"love history"
in 8 reviews
"great piece of history"
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"on display"
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"slave trade"
in 7 reviews
"the national park service"
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"take your time"
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"history lesson"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"st croix"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

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....More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Very interesting piece of history. We did a self tour and enjoyed it. Beautiful park to take a rest and enjoy the views.

Thank Meredith A
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Fort is well preserved and most areas (like the dungeon) were open to enter or view. The upper levels offer fantastic views of the area.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was a nice visit. We enjoyed the fort and the history. The ticket was also supposed to be for the church but it wasn't open. I do wish that maybe they could provide a historic walking tour map to go with the fort visit.

Thank traveltime92
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

After having a delicious lunch at Harvey's, we explored Christiansted for a few hours. The fort is in good condition and has signs that allow you to do a self-guided tour. Great view of the bay.

Thank Cathy B
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to do a can only take you five minutes are you could spend an hour there lots of photo opportunities and a lot of historical value just do it :)

Thank paul g
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This fort has amazing history and spectacular views. There is a small entrance fee, but totally worth it. We did a self guided tour of the dungeon, holding cells, officers barracks, and tiny little rooms packed with information. If you read everything you could spend...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Self guided tour, great information, beautiful view. Walk around - see the dungeon, the gun powder room, the staff quarters etc. Look out over the bay, imagine the life they had. Great pick.

Thank love2travel250
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were slightly disappointed with our experience. We love history, but most of the information boards were too weather-worn to read. We also found a substantial lack of discussion with regard to the atrocities of the slaves that occurred there. The ranger...More

Thank 721Anonymous
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing views from the fort! Very interesting, make sure to stop and read the history! Doesn't take long to tour but a must do! Kids will have fun exploring, amazing picture opportunities for teens and families! You don't need to be a history buff to...More

Thank Stacie G
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Rainier A
30 September 2016|
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Response from Diana_in_VA | Reviewed this property |
A cost is listed at the entrance, but at the time we were there no one was working! I don't remember how much.
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Steve W
24 April 2016|
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Response from Dawn M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the story is in the Fort, and there is information also on a wall in the customs building across the street, where the information booth is. Quite an interesting story of young Alexander Hamilton! Much of the story... More
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