1 | The Lutheran Church
Originally the Dutch Reformed Church on St. Croix, this building was built in 1744 and sold to the Lutherans in 1831, who made this their main church on the island. Today, the church is known for being one of the oldest Lutheran Churches in U.S.
Go about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from the center of downtown Christiansted to find this historical site, which is located toward the center of downtown Christiansted.
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2 | Government House
Built in 1830 by the Dutch, this grand house housed the Governor of the islands until 1871 when the Dutch moved the capital to the island of St. Thomas. Today, the house is used mainly for historical education and cultural events.
Travel less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from The Lutheran Church to reach this historical site, which is located at 4126 La Grande Princesse.
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3 | Apothecary Hall
Take a look at the Apothecary Museum to see how illnesses and injuries were handled in the 1800's. With basic technology, and often short on supplies, settlers relied on these early pharmacies for medicine and basic aid.
This museum can be found a short distance from Government House, and is at 4ab and 6a Queen Cross Street.
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4 | St. Croix Archaeological Museum
Preserving the history of St. Croix, this Archaeological Museum is where the historians and archaeologist place the artifacts and treasures of St. Croix's past. Through these relics, archaeologist and anthropologist are able the figure out how they lived, and help assemble a complete picture of the past.
Go a short distance from Apothecary Hall to reach this museum, which is located at 6 Company Street.
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5 | Scale House
Since 1856, ships carrying trade through the port in Christiansted would be inspected by this early weight station, similar to the ones that can be seen for trucks on the highway.
This historical site is a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from St. Croix Archaeological Museum, and is just outside the heart of downtown Christiansted.
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6 | Steeple Building
What began as a Lutheran Church is now a museum called the Steeple Building detailing, among other important topics, the history of the slave trade on St. Croix.
This museum is at 2100 Church Street, and is about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Scale House.
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7 | Customs House
Built in 1841, the Customs House used to be the center for tax collection in the city. Later it would serve as a post office, then a library.
Travelers can find this historical site on Hospital Street, less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Steeple Building.
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8 | D Hamilton Jackson Park
This park can be found less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Customs House, and is on the ocean.
9 | Fort Christiansted
Built around the year 1750, Fort Christianssvaern has held an important role in the history of Christiansted. While it was originally built to ward off attacks against the harbour, the fort never saw battle, and was eventually converted into a jail.
This historical site is on the premises of D Hamilton Jackson Park.
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