Fort Frederik (St. Croix)

#11 in Best Things To Do in U.S. Virgin Islands
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Key Info

South of Junction of Mahogany Road and Route 631

Price & Hours

$3 for adults
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Details

Museums, Sightseeing Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Originally built to protect the Virgin Islands from piracy, Fort Frederik (also called Frederiksfort) was the site of a different sort of historic stampede. In 1848, some 8,000 slaves marched through the streets of Frederiksted to this fort in order to demand their freedom. During your visit to this historical site, you can learn more about the emancipation rally and the "Triangle Trade," a slave ship route between Europe, Africa and St. Croix. Despite offering tons of information on these subjects, the fort is met with mixed reviews. One TripAdvisor reviewer suggests that the property is not living up to its potential, saying that "a visit to the museum inside rather disappointing, as there is so much more that could be done with it. I found it rather dreary."

You can tour Fort Frederik for an admission fee of $3 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays (when cruise ships are in port) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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#1 Virgin Islands National Park (St. John)

You don't have to make a special effort to visit the Virgin Islands National Park; if you're on St. John, you're probably standing right on the edge of it. Two-thirds of the island is parkland, and most of Love City's top attractions — Annaberg Plantation, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay — are within its confines. There are numerous ways to enjoy this tropical paradise. Adventurous travelers should hike at least one of the 22 trails, while families will enjoy camping overnight on the beach.

There is no fee to enter the park, but you'll have to fork over $4 per adult to enjoy Trunk Bay beach. One TripAdvisor user raves that a visit to Trunk Bay is well worth the price: "Trunk Bay is absolutely gorgeous and has all the amenities — sheltered picnic tables, restrooms and a good snack stand. If you want to sit, read and/or watch the world go by this is the very best beach!" 

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