Fodor's Expert Review Fort Christiansvaern

Christiansted Historic District/Site Fodor's Choice

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.

Historic District/Site Military Sight Fodor's Choice Family Silversea Cruise

Quick Facts

Hospital St.
Christiansted, Saint Croix  00820, U.S. Virgin Islands

340-773–1460

www.nps.gov/chri

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