Frederiksted Monuments & the Botanical Gardens
Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI
- Top sights: Fredriksted has many historical buildings that depict the strong Danish influence of this beautiful port city. Among the most famous buildings are Customs House, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and the Apothecary.
- Fort Frederik: See this magnificent red and white fort built in the 1750s to keep pirates at bay. At the port, your local guide will educate you on the important role the USVI plays in world history.
- Botanical Garden: Set around a restored sugarcane plantation, this garden is home to over 1500 native and exotic plant species, as well as a library.
ABOUT THIS FREDERIKSTED TOUR
Located on the west end of St. Croix, Frederiksted has a long history that can be seen from its monuments such as the 19th Century Apothecary, the Customs House, the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and others you will see on this historical tour.
Fort Fredrik is one of the many attractions you will come across during this walking tour. It is at this red and white fort that the first salute shot to the new nation of the United States of America was fired from foreign soil. Learn more about the history of the slave trade at the art gallery and museum in the fort.
Next up is the Botanical Garden that about 1500 native and exotic plant species, including colorful orchids and ferns. A cactus garden and a rainforest walk are amongst the attractions that await you as well as a restored slave cottage converted into a small library.
Frederiksted, the “Freedom City”
Frederisksted is referred to as the “Freedom City” by the locals because the proclamation for the abolition of slavery was read by Governor General Peter Van Scholten in 1848 at Fort Frederik.
Please meet in the lobby reception area of your hotel (must be confirmed prior with tour purchase at check out or with the GoTo Crew). Look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign.
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.
Plan on approx. 1.5 hours of walking over paved sidewalks, uneven & gravel paths. Some steps are anticipated. Bring a companion to offer any assistance. Vans do not have storage room for wheelchairs.
Cultural, Walking Tour, Private Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children ages 4 years and younger participate free of charge.
Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.
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