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Christiansted, St. Croix

Christiansted, the capital of the Danish West Indies from 1755 to 1871, is one of two main towns on St. Croix. Located between a busy seaport and green hillsides, the town is well known for it’s many historic yellow buildings. The one square mile town of Christiansted offers you a unique opportunity to visit a historically important town as well as to partake in shopping and dining in a modern setting. Christiansted has maintained it’s Danish architectural richness and offers many buildings and structures of interest, like cobblestone walkways, old churches and imposing fort Christiansvaen.

The Christiansted historical area encompasses about 27 acres and is maintained by the United States National Park Service. It is located along the Christiansted waterfront and it includes what used to be a busy Danish business and trading center. It was once the area used to dock ships carrying human cargo, rum and molasses bound for the triangular trade route through the Caribbean to Europe and Africa. Christiansted is a very interesting town and well worth exploring.

Apothecary Museum

Apothecary Museum

This special building was a 19th century Danish colonial pharmacy and is the only Danish pharmacy museum in the... Read More
Fort Christiansvaern

Fort Christiansvaern

Constructed in the late 1700s of yellow brick, Fort Christiansvaern is the best preserved of the five Danish forts... Read More
Government House
A beautiful example of Danish colonial architecture, Government House illustrates the grandeur of Danish buildings from the period when 'sugar was king' in the West Indies. Government House is an imposing building located on the lower King Street area and is hard to miss. A large welcoming arm staircase graces the entrance of the building and leads up to an arch bearing the date 1830.

Government House

This building is one of the largest governor’s residences in the Lesser Antilles. Inside are reproductions of the original... Read More
Danish Customs House

Old Danish Customs House

The beautiful yellow customs house sits in the lawn in front of the fort. The customs house was the... Read More
Scale House

Old Scale House

Through the gates photographed here you enter a room will a large scale, thus the name scale house. The... Read More
Steeple Museum

The Steeple Museum

The simple but pretty rectangular building directly across from the Fort's main entrance road was once the Lord God... Read More
 
 

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