Plan Your Visit

Average high temperatures range between 84°Fahrenheit (F) and 89°F, and lows between 73°F and 80°F (23°C to 27°C). Tradewinds (Easterlies) blow east to west. The coolest months are from December to March, and are accompanied by strong winds from the north (called Christmas Winds). Low temperatures in the winter rarely dip below 73°F (23°C). Between April and June there is typically little rainfall. Hurricane season is officially June 1 through November 30, with peak months for storms between August and October. These are also the hottest months, with average high temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s (29°C to 32°C).

The strong Easterlies can sometimes bring clouds of African dust from the Sahara; millions of tons of dust can be transported each year, affecting air quality, and potentially affecting marine life, including coral reefs.

Click here for the current weather conditions on St. Croix from the National Weather Service.

Welcome to the tropics!

You can purchase all of these passes at the visitor booth in Fort Christiansvaern. You can also order these passes online or via mail at the USGS Store with an additional $10 processing fee.

Learn more about National Parks and Federal Lands passes here. 


Entrance Fees:

Christiansted NHS Entrance Fee - $7.00

The entrance fee for adults 16 years and older is $7 USD per person, Children under the age of 16 are free. For school groups, please call the Division of Interpretation at 340.7730.1460 ext. 232. Valid Federal passes will continue to be available and honored at the park.

Entrance Passes:

America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass - $10.00

This lifetime pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and older will get the cardholder plus 3 additional persons age 16 and older entry to Fort Christiansvaern. Passes are sold at the visitor booth in Fort Christiansvaern. Please note that on August 28, 2017, the price for the Lifetime Pass will increase to $80, and an Annual Senior Pass will be available for purchase for $20.

Access Pass - $0.00

This is a no-fee lifetime pass for individuals with permanent disabilities. This pass will get the cardholder plus 3 additional persons age 16 and older entry to Fort Christiansvaern. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

Annual Pass for U.S. Military - $0.00

This pass is available only for active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (Common Access Card or Military ID/Form 1173). The Annual Military Pass may be obtained at the visitor booth at Fort Christiansvaern.

Annual Park Pass - $80.00

This pass can be purchased for $80.00 at the visitor booth at Fort Christiansvaern. You may also purchase by phone at: 888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747) extension 3 (hours of operation are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time),and buy online at the USGS Store (

Christiansted National Historic Site Visitor Center

Fort Christiansvaern at Christiansted National Historic Site serves as the point of information for all three national park units on St. Croix, including Buck Island Reef National Monument and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. Visit the fee booth at the fort for brochures, pamphlets, and guides. And be sure to check out our temporary exhibits. For group tours or special events, please contact the Division of Interpretation at (340) 773.1460.

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.

Last updated: August 10, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2100 Church St. #100
Christiansted, VI 00820


(340) 773.1460

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