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Description - Colonial development of the Virgin Islands is commemorated by 18th- and 19th-century structures in the heart of the capital of the former Danish West Indies on St. Croix Island.

Attractions - 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.

Recreation - Using self-guided brochures, you can tour the museums at Fort Christianvaern, the Steeple Building and the Scale House located at the Christiansted National Historical Site. Visit the Bookstore in the old Scale House to purchase books, postcards, and educational materials. Walk around the grounds, have a picnic lunch at the picnic tables provided or just sit on a park bench enjoying the Caribbean breeze and view of the sea.

Climate - Temperatures range in the low 70s Fahrenheit to upper 80s from December through April. They are slightly higher (mid 80s to mid 90s), May through November. Usually there is more rainfall July through January, while spring and early summer can be quite dry. On any given day, however, brief light rain showers are not uncommon.

Location - Driving directions: From the airport take the Melvin Evans Highway Route 66 east to Route 70 east into the historic town of Christiansted. The park is located at the bottom of King Street.


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Contact Information:
Christiansted National Historic Site, P.O. Box 160 , Christiansted, VI, 00821, Phone: 340-773-1460

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Links:
Christiansted National Historic Site - Official agency website

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