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Fort Frederik, St. Croix

Fort Frederik - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Fort Frederik
Waterfront, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands 00840Map
+1 340 772 2021
Neighborhood: Frederiksted
Overview

Standing guard over Frederiksted and its harbor, the red-colored Fort Frederik was the site of the most important event in St. Croix history. After a march from nearby Estate La Grange, about 8,000 of the islands slaves demanded their freedom. Standing on the forts ramparts on July 3, 1848, Danish Governor Peter Scholten acceded. Now a National Historic Landmark, the fort was built between 1752 and 1760. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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