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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This fort is amazing! Being history nuts, my husband and and I just marveled at the construction, the cannons and of course the views. From the start in the parade ground to the dungeons, the entire..... more »
An interesting piece of island history that should not be missed. The curators were knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. more »
Great place to explore for an hour or two. I was surprised to learn that Alexander Hamilton’s mother was a prisoner at this fort. After touring the facility, can not imagine how uncomfortable the conditions were for the prisoners.
So much fun! Levi was really knowledgeable and friendly. Wish we were back on the islands now.
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