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Address: King St., Christiansted, St. Croix
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+1 340-773-1460

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Small but informative

This is a small building with a information and the scales inside to get a start to your walking history of Christiansted. Make a stop to see where ships coming into port make... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small building with a information and the scales inside to get a start to your walking history of Christiansted. Make a stop to see where ships coming into port make their first stop.

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Thank traveltime92
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no idea Alexander Hamilton was a St. Croix hometown boy. Plaque in scale house gave his entire background including his family tree and what happened to the rest of his family. A stop here at the end of the boardwalk was well worth the stop.

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Thank robynwolff
Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great part of the whole downtown area 1/2 day walking tour. located right near downtown, near fort & harbor. great history of the island.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The scale house remains from the Danish period, or before. The Scale is still there for you to see, and there are bills of lading and other interesting artifacts to review, as well as an accounting of Alexander Hamilton's ancestry on the island. There is a nice gift shop in part of the building, offering books and a variety of... More 

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Thank NotCook
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

It is a small building, and has only one attraction which is the scale that can be viewed in a few minutes. There is a gift shop in this building that occupies half the ground floor.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Other reviewers are right, it only takes a couple minutes to check out this piece of history. I'm glad we did. They really do need to improve their signage because the history needs to be shared. It is right down town where we know you will end up walking past to go to the docks. If the gift shop is... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

In the gift shop, you can buy a walking stick for $6. Carry it around town and everyone will ask you about. There are a couple nice plaques and one display of the scale. Takes about 5 minutes to visit, is free, and right next to the fort.

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Thank Anthony B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This doubles as a "visitors' center" so they have lots of information on the island, although I've found the staff aren't that knowledgeable. The signboards around the area are desperately in need of replacement, due to extreme weathering. Why isn't the Park Service doing this--such an important function in sharing information about the island. The boards inside the Scale House... More 

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Thank RichardinOhio
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great to be able to see part of the island's history. It's right by the fort and part of the National Park system.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

There isn't really any signage and we just stumbled across it. It will take you about 5 minutes to see the scale and read the sign on the wall. A good bit of history before you catch a cab to explore the rest of the island.

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