Fort Christian
Fort Christian
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This 17th-century Danish fort houses a museum featuring a collection of Amerindian relics.
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awilliams811
Catonsville, MD83 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The building is pretty cool considering its late 1600's architecture.... having access to walk around some of the self-guided tour rooms and on the roof. As a museum it falls well short. Like there random pictures of people or of scenes depicted with no names or pictures. Maybe these people played a role in the past. We'll never know. Lots of rooms with gallery lights like there used to be pictures with 'nothing'. Maybe they took everything down for a hurricane but they were never replaced. Also a recurring theme on slavery an imprisonment everywhere with little explanation. Hard to understand without some words. $10 a person. Worth a visit once but this place could use a massive facelift and historical direction. It wouldnt be that hard.
Written 4 April 2024
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Janet L
187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
An important place for understanding the history of the US Virgin Islands. Literally, one walks through spaces where life and death decisions were made. While I was there, a special exhibit about indigenous people was also available.
Written 6 March 2024
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speg75
Boston, MA63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The price of admission seemed a little steep (no senior discount) considering it was a self-guided tour. We were handed no brochure or a map to explain what we’d see. While we toured around, there were several pictures of people hanging in the walls in the dungeon, but no explanation of who they were and what they had to do with the fort. We ended up having to look it up in wikipedia. The folks running the fort could put a little effort into signage to explain what we were seeing!
Written 24 January 2024
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gefilte63
Beachwood, OH713 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Rather than taking a tour of the island, my wife and I decided to explore on our own. We took a chance on visiting the fort. $10/person. Not much signage or information about the history. No guides or pamphlets. Just wander around wondering what the history and importance of the place is. Disappointing. We spent less than 30 minutes.
The one plus: nice, clean restrooms!
Written 22 December 2023
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Fort Christian was built in the mid 1600's and is the oldest building in St Thomas. It was built to protect the Danish colony in St Thomas.
Written 21 December 2023
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jayw760
Charlotte, NC366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Located in the historic downtown area of Saint Thomas, a small 17th century fort that provides a nice diversion from shopping. The entrance fee is $10.00 per adult.
Written 9 September 2023
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RicoandEydie
Houston, TX81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
A great historic building in the heart of Charlotte Amalie. Walking distance from many other buildings from the 1800’s. Nice views from the upper section of the fort.
Written 16 May 2023
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MstqMI
Manistique1,293 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I was very disappointed with Fort Christian. It was mostly empty rooms, maybe a couple of pictures on a wall. The only good thing was the view from the roof- it was awesome. But I wouldn't recommend it as it costs $10 to get in.
Written 2 May 2023
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De Tour con Lulu
Yauco, Puerto Rico27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Este fuerte es la estructura más antigua de las Islas Vírgenes y cuenta con más de 300 años de antigüedad. Fue construido entre el 1672 y 1680. Fue nombrado Fort Christian en honor al Rey Christian V (1670-1699) rey de Denmark y Noruega. Sirvió como centro administrativo de la isla, residencia de los gobernadores y lugar oficial de culto.

**Horarios de Servicio- Lunes a Viernes – 9:00am-3:00pm
**Entrada: $10.00 (USD) adultos & $7.00 (USD) Niños

Si deseas ver video de este lugar puedes acceder a mi página de YouTube "De Tour con Lulú" ¡Espero que disfrutes de tu viaje!
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This fort is the oldest structure in the Virgin Islands and is more than 300 years old. It was built between 1672 and 1680. It was named Fort Christian in honor of King Christian V (1670-1699) king of Denmark and Norway. It served as the administrative center of the island, the residence of the governors, and the official place of worship.

** Service Hours- Monday to Friday - 9:00 am-3:00 pm
** Admission: $ 10.00 (USD) for adults & $ 7.00 (USD) for Children

If you want to see the video of this place you can go to my youtube channel "De Tour con Lulú" for the full experience. Enjoy your trip!
Written 9 March 2023
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christiano_10
Tczew, Poland537 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Not recommended at all. The lady at the ticket office was absolutely unfriendly, unlike the beautiful nature on the island. I spent lots of time getting there on a hot day, and she didn't let me in only because her card machine was not working properly, which was not my fault. Unbelievable.
Written 24 October 2022
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