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Key Info

2100 Church St. #100

Price & Hours

$7 per person
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily

Details

Museums, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend

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Lemon-colored Fort Christiansvaern is a well-preserved stronghold on the waterfront overlooking a northern edge of St. Croix. Constructed in the late 1700s, the building is located on the grounds of the Christiansted National Historic Site and is one of the best preserved of the Danish forts remaining in the West Indies. Exploring the fort's exterior and perimeter should take 30 minutes or less, so you'll have plenty of time to peruse the rest of the area and learn about its history and structures. You can learn all about David Hamilton Jackson, a Black educator who campaigned for both workers and civil rights in the Danish West Indies in the early 1900s. You'll also find the Danish Customs House, the Scale House and the Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse. The last building is where former St. Croix resident and founding father Alexander Hamilton worked as a young man.

Past travelers were quick to praise the small fort. They said it's an interesting historic stop and encouraged others to take the self-guided tour.

You can tour the fort daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a $7 entry fee. Ranger-led tours may also be available. For more information, check out the Christiansted National Historic Site's website.

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