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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?

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton lived on St. Croix between the age of 10 and 18. He was indentured to a dry goods seller, Mr. Kruger, on King Street. His mother, Rachel Fawcett Lavien, was imprisoned for several months at Fort Christiansvaern on charges of adultry. Once released, she fled St. Croix and met Alexander’s father, James Hamilton, who she never married.