St. Croix Sights

Fort Frederik

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  • Frederiksted
  • Historic District/Site

Published 09/15/2015

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On July 3, 1848, 8,000 slaves marched on this fort to demand their freedom. Danish governor Peter von Scholten, fearing they would burn the town to the ground, stood up in his carriage parked in front of the fort and granted their wish. The fort, completed in 1760, houses an art gallery and a number of interesting historical exhibits, including some focusing on the 1848 Emancipation and the 1917 transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States. It's within earshot of the Frederiksted Visitor Center.

Sight Information


Waterfront, Frederiksted, Saint Croix, 00820, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Sight Details:

  • $3
  • Weekdays (and any cruise-ship day) 9–4

Published 09/15/2015


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