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Address: Frederiksted, St. Croix
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This bright-red historic fort in Frederiksted has a local history museum,...

This bright-red historic fort in Frederiksted has a local history museum, courtyard and stables.

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Neat Fort

The fort and the descriptions of the rooms is the neatest part about the museum. The museum is small and not well thought out. The museum has a little history but it was so hot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

History about The Fort. It was built between 1752 and 1760 by Denmark-Norway to defend the economic interests of the natural deep water port of Frederiksted and to ward off pirates. Also it has so much History to this site also and you must take the tour if you every visit St. Croix and just beautiful.

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St. Croix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The fort and the descriptions of the rooms is the neatest part about the museum. The museum is small and not well thought out. The museum has a little history but it was so hot the day we visited you didn't want to stand around and read the poster boards that were hard to read anyhow. The furniture room was... More 

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Indana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Take the tour of the fort and get the history from a local who clearly loves the fort and gives a lively talk about the things that transpired there at Fort Frederik. So much more informative than a history book.

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Thank CindyMillburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I was a little dissapointed in the size of the fort, but still could see and feel the history that has taken place there. The Fort is close to a public beach and the pier so definately take 30 minutes and look around the Fort.

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Thank Andrew T
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Gorgeous old fort, spectacular view, but not much of a museum. The collections are cool, but not well curated, and don't seem to be well taken care of. The place could do with some restoration and a better effort to take advantage of its unique colonial history and architectural beauty.

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Thank Nell C
Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Just by the cruise port you find this old fort that once was one of the main settlements in the Danish colony. You can go inside (a small fee for entrance) and get to know about the history of the fort and absout the slavery. You can even walk up on the roof and get a nice view of your... More 

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Thank Patrik D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Very interesting self-guided tour of this old fort filled with history and amazing artifacts. You need to be able to handle steps, but you can enjoy the lower level if steps are a challenge. He had a super time checking out this place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The Fort is a lovely place to visit. I encourage you to take the tour. So much information and well worth the price.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Fort Frederik is a good place to visit to learn some history about the island. There is a small entrance fee. The inside perimeter of the fort has some rooms that display art, photos, and information about the fort and St. Croix. The view of the water is just beautiful but that could be said of any place in St.... More 

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Frederiksted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

this site is wonderful and full of local history run on tight budget from the local government the staff is friendly and helpful the self tours are great I recommend highly and take all my friends there

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