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Fort Frederik picture in U.S. Virgin Islands
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Key Info

  • South of Junction of Mahogany Road and Route 631
    Frederiksted, St. Croix
  • Tours & Tickets

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
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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 ... Read more » National Park Service / Wikimedia

#2 Trunk Bay (St. John) To some, Trunk Bay is the Mecca of beaches. You'll be hard-pressed to find another Caribbean beach with sand quite so pearly or water so aquamarine. And as it ... Read more » Ben Whitney / Wikimedia

#3 Magens Bay (St. Thomas) There's no beach on St. Thomas (or maybe even the entire Virgin Islands archipelago) that's as celebrated as Magens Bay. So let us add our own poetic schpeel ... Read more » Anthony Quintano / Flickr

#4 Estate Whim Plantation Museum (St. Croix) The Estate Whim Plantation Museum chronicles the 18th century life of Cruzans, especially those involved in the production of sugar cane. You can tour the great house of this Frederiksted ... Read more » Courtesy U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

#5 Caneel Bay (St. John) Caneel Bay is adjacent to the Caneel Bay Resort, but it's free for everyone to enjoy. And according to travelers, you should definitely take advantage. Very few tourists who ... Read more » brianandjaclyn / Flickr

#6 Cruzan Rum Distillery (St. Croix) Most Virgin Islands vacationers love the chance to sample Cruzan Rum on its island of origin, and you should do the same at Frederiksted's rum distillery. Tour guides at ... Read more » Moresheth / Flickr

#7 Main Street (St. Thomas) If you love to shop, dive in: St. Thomas has the best shopping plaza in the Caribbean. Dazzling diamonds, fragrant perfume, designer duds, shiny electronics and potent liquor stream from ... Read more » vlasta2 / Flickr

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#14 Divi Carina Bay Casino (St. Croix) If you've got that gambling itch, book a hotel on (or take a day trip to) St. Croix. The U.S. Virgin Islands' only full-service casino is located in ... Read more » csp / Shutterstock

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#16 Paradise Point (St. Thomas) One of the best views of the Charlotte Amalie harbor, Water Island and Puerto Rico awaits you atop Paradise Point, an overlook that's coupled with an on-site restaurant and ... Read more » Courtesy U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

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