• CHRI Banner

    Christiansted

    National Historic Site Virgin Islands

Things To Do

Fort Christianvaern is itself a large-scale outdoor exhibit. The main structure together with the other historic buildings interpret the height of Danish occupation. You are welcome to tour the Fort with a self-guided brochure. The Steeple Building is also available for viewing.

Did You Know?

Wind Mill at sugar plantation

The Danes reluctently purchased St. Croix from France in 1733. This was to make way for a new colony after the successful revolt of the enslaved on St. John a year earlier. While it was a peaceful transfer from France to Denmark, the enslaved that survived the insurrection were forced to build the infrastructure for the Danish colony in Christiansted.