2100 Church Street, #100
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
To Christiansted National Historic Site from Henry E. Rohlsen Airport: Drive east on Route 64 to Melvin Edwards Highway (Route 66). Turn right and continue for 4.8 miles (7.2 kilometers). Continue straight onto Old Centerline Road (Queen Mary Highway), and continue straight onto the Christiansted Bypass 3.7 miles (5.9 km). Turn left onto Hospital Street. The parking lot for Christiansted National Historic Site will be on your right.
Welcome to the tropics, forecast is for sun! But be sure to cover up, wear a hat, and use reef-safe sunscreen to avoid sunburn. Weather conditions can change quickly. Showers can quickly pop up, so be sure to have an umbrella handy. Beware of hazardous surf conditions and crosscurrents, and do not swim alone.
Average high temperatures range between 84°Fahrenheit (F) and 89°F, and lows between 73°F and 80°F (23°C to 27°C). 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.
The strong Easterly Winds 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.
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Christiansted NHS Entrance Fee - $10.00
For adults 16 years and older the entrance fee is $10 USD. Children under age 16 are free. The entrance fee gets you into the historic Danish Fort Christiansvaern for three (3) days. Children under 16 years of age are admitted free with an adult. Owners of valid Federal passes such as the Senior Pass, Access Pass, and the America the Beautiful Annual Passes, NPS Volunteers, and military are admitted free of charge under the established guidelines for those passes.
Secure two-hour parking at Fort Christiansvaern is available until 4:30 pm.
You can purchase all the passes listed below at the visitor booth in Fort Christiansvaern. You can also order these 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), or online or via mail at the USGS Store with an additional $10 processing fee.
Learn more about National Parks and Federal Lands passes here.
America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands - $80.00 (Annual)
This annual pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges and standard amenity day use fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands and waters managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Army Corps of Engineers. It admits the pass owner and their accompanying passengers, or three (3) adults. The Annual Pass costs $80.00
America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass - $20.00 (Annual), $80.00 (Lifetime)
This pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and older will get the cardholder plus three (3) additional persons age 16 and older entry to Fort Christiansvaern. Passes are sold at the visitor booth in Fort Christiansvaern. The Lifetime Pass costs $80, and the Annual Senior Pass is available 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.
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: July 21, 2022