Landmarks in Christiansted

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Despite measuring in at only one square mile, Christiansted is overflowing with important landmarks.  The central part of town is known as "Historic Christiansted" and a nice stroll down the cobblestone road will take you to some of the top visited sites, which exist in addition to the famed Fort Christianvaern.

Museums

Steeple Building

Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. To get full details regarding each museum, try clicking on the name.

Many travelers choose to visit St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is located in downtown Christiansted. 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.

Attractions Map

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Steeple Building. It is located in downtown Christiansted. 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.

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.

The chart directly below enables you to get more details on some the museums available in the area.

Museums In Christiansted
Name Phone Location
Apothecary Hall (340) 772-0598 Downtown Christiansted
St. Croix Archaeological Museum (340) 277-4072 Downtown Christiansted
Steeple Building (340) 773-1460 Downtown Christiansted

Historical Sites

Fort Christianvaern

If you enjoy experiencing the history of foreign countries, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions while on vacation in Christiansted.

One popular destination is Scale House. It is located in downtown Christiansted. 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit Customs House. It is located in downtown Christiansted. 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.

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.

Take some time to look through the table just below for more information on sites of historical interest in Christiansted.

Historic Sites In Christiansted
Name Phone Location
Customs House (340) 773-1460 Downtown Christiansted
Fort Christianvaern -- 0.2 mi. East of Downtown Christiansted
Government House (340) 773-1404 Downtown Christiansted
Scale House (340) 773-1460 Downtown Christiansted
The Lutheran Church (340) 773-1460 Downtown Christiansted

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may enjoy some other intriguing places to visit in Christiansted.

A landmark worth visiting is Christiansted Boardwalk. It is located in downtown Christiansted. There are many ways to explore downtown Christiansted, though one of the most popular is definitely a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk that stretched along the cities northern coast. As you wind along with the wooden planks as they travel from the Harbour Ship Base to D Hamilton Jackson Park, you will pass some of the most popular bars, restaurants, and shops on the island.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Christiansted
Name Type Location Island
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail Downtown Christiansted St. Croix

Fortunately, Christiansted is home to other attractions. To get more information on other attractions for Christiansted, go to this page.

 

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