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    Christiansted

    National Historic Site Virgin Islands

Plan Your Visit

The park consists of seven acres centered on the Christiansted waterfront/wharf area. On the grounds are five historic structures: Fort Christiansvaern (1738), the Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse (1749), the Steeple Building (1753), Danish Custom House (1844), and the Scale House (1856). The National Park Service uses these resources to interpret the drama and diversity of the human experience at Christiansted during Danish sovereignty – colonial administration, the military and naval establishment, international trade (including the slave trade), religious diversity, architecture, trades, and crime and punishment.

Did You Know?

Map of the Triangular Trade

From 1734 until 1803, Christiansted played a critical role in the captrure and sale of humans from Africa, their forced enslavement and labor in the New World, and the sale of precious natural resources, like sugar and timber, to Europe and the American Colonies.