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Ft. Christiansvaern Review

The large yellow fortress dominates the waterfront. Because it's so easy to spot, it makes a good place to begin a walking tour. In 1749 the Danish built the fort to protect the harbor, but the structure was repeatedly damaged by hurricane-force winds and had to be partially rebuilt in 1771. It's now a national historic site, the best preserved of the few remaining Danish-built forts in the Virgin Islands. The park's visitor center is here. Rangers are on hand to answer questions. Your paid admission also includes the Steeple Building.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Hospital St., Christiansted, St. Croix 00820
  • Phone: 340/773–1460
  • Cost: $3
  • Hours: Weekdays 8–4:30, weekends 9–4:30
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  • Location: Christiansted
Updated: 03-04-2014

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