Colonial Christiansted Architecture & Attractions Walking Tour

Colonial Christiansted Architecture & Attractions Walking Tour

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      Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI
      4.5 Hours
      Moderate
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
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      $ 209

      • Fort Christiansvern: Originally built of yellow bricks brought from Denmark, this well-preserved fort will captivate you with its cannons, galleys, dungeons and awesome view of Christiansted harbor.
      • Steeple Building: Explore this historical monument, originally built in 1734 as a church. Find out about its rich history over the years and its many purposes serving as a school, bakery, warehouse, community hall and hospital.
      • Government House: Explore the beautiful colonial architecture that highlights the grandeur of Frederiksted with its Danish buildings; built when the West Indies economy was booming due to supply of sugar.
      • Totally Exclusive: Hey, we love group tours. But we know sometimes you want to explore by yourself.

       

      Meeting point

      Please proceed pier side, outside the port by the Customs House (in front of the statue), and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.

      Helpful hints

      A small backpack with all your gear will come in handy. Bring some local currency for any food or souvenir purchases. Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.

      Getting around

      This tour involves approximately 1 mile of walking with slight inclines and steps anticipated. Bring a companion to offer any assistance. Vans do not have storage room for wheelchairs.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Shopping, Walking Tour

      Included amenities

      Bottle of water

      Tour ID

      TR-CAB-VIR-FRED-EN-1008

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Children ages 4 years and younger participate free of charge.

       

      Get ready for a walking tour that will expose you to the rich history of Denmark beaming all across Christiansted. The European influence can be seen all over this spectacular town.  So grab those comfortable walking shoes, and get ready to explore it all.

      One of the historical buildings you will visit is Fort Christiansvern. This is one of the five Danish forts that remain in the West Indies and depicts the colonial military architecture of Denmark. The fort was built by the Danish military to keep pirates and privateers at bay. In its later years, the fort was used as a jail.

      Next up is The Steeple Building. Built in the early 1750s, this museum was originally a church that was later used for various purposes over the years. Check the displays at the museum to get a glimpse of St. Croix’s history and  plantation life.

      You can’t really say you’ve explored Christiansted until you visit the Government House. From its grandeur look, you will agree that the building was appropriately named and is a beautiful example of Danish architecture. The Government House was used as the governor’s residence until the capital was relocated to Charlotte Amalie however it still serves as the sight of many government and cultural gatherings. After checking out these key attractions feel free to browse the shops, try out to some local specialties or pop in to a bar for a taste of the local rum!

       

      Historical Ties to Christopher Columbus

      St. Croix is one of the islands that made up the New World discovered by the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus. The explorer and his men visited St. Croix in 1493 and named it Santa Cruz (Holy Cross). The ship docked at today’s Salt River and Columbus and his men went ashore to explore. However, they were met with defensive arrows and quickly retreated.

      Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.

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      Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Wear sunscreen
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear light clothing

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