Fort Frederik (St. Croix)
- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Originally built to protect the Virgin Islands from piracy, Fort Frederik was the site of a different sort of historic stampede. In 1848, some 8,000 slaves marched through the streets of Frederiksted to this for to demand their freedom. During your visit, you can learn more about this emancipation rally plus trivia about the "Triangle Trade," a slave ship route between Europe, Africa and St. Croix. One visitor tells TripAdvisor that Frederik is an international treasure. "Furthermore, the place is beautiful and interesting."
You can tour Fort Frederik weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, check out the Virgin Islands Public Library's website.