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Key Info

South of Junction of Mahogany Road and Route 631

Price & Hours

$5 per person
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sat. 1-4 p.m.

Details

Museums, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 1.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Originally built to protect the Virgin Islands from piracy, Fort Frederik (also called Frederiksfort) is best known as a site of a landmark event. In 1848, some 8,000 enslaved people marched through the streets of Frederiksted to this fort to demand their freedom. During your visit to this historical site, you can learn more about the emancipation rally and the "triangular trade," a ship route that ferried enslaved people between Europe, Africa and the New World.

Travelers overwhelmingly praised the fort for its in-depth overview of the history of slavery. Others noted that the grounds and building are not as well kept as those of Fort Christiansvaern

You can tour Fort Frederik for an admission fee of $5 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays (when cruise ships are in port) from 1 to 4 p.m. 

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