Fort Christiansvaern, St. Croix

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Visit Fort Christiansvaern, one of five historical structures highlighting urban colonial development on the islands. Built in 1749 and partially reconstructed after hurricane damage later in the century, the stronghold's yellow walls and green window frames look evocative and palatial against the island backdrop. A fine example of Danish colonial military architecture, the fort protected the colonists from pirates, hurricanes, and slave revolts. After 1878, it served as a prison and courthouse; today, you can visit its interesting, informative museum and tour its rooms, courtyard, and dungeons. For travelers who use our international travel planner, St. Croix holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fort Christiansvaern and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Well preserved fort with lots of areas to explore. A must do for families traveling with kids. Also a great spot to get photos of the Cay and surrounding beautiful water. 
    Well preserved fort with lots of areas to explore. A must do for families traveling with kids. Also a great spot to get photos of the Cay and surrounding beautiful water.  more »
  • I am fascinated by forts. My wife and I did a self-guided tour. Lots of information about the fort and its history. We spent about an hour or so here. There was a guided tour underway while we were... 
    I am fascinated by forts. My wife and I did a self-guided tour. Lots of information about the fort and its history. We spent about an hour or so here. There was a guided tour underway while we were...  more »
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  • The grounds are beautiful. It’s nice to learn the history of the place. The fort was built while the island was under Dutch rule. From the top, you get amazing views of the water and Protestant Cay. You can explore some of the rooms. You can even go down to the fort prison.
  • Beautiful fort. Self guided tour is informative. I walk with cane and walker and was able to navigate about 70 percent of the grounds. Carefully.

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