Christiansted Landmarks

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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

If you like to explore other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Christiansted. You can click on the museum names to get full details.

A common landmark for vacationers is St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is located within 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

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Steeple Building. It is found in downtown Christiansted. Exhibits at the Steeple Building include ancient Indian artifacts, Victorian and Danish architecture, and a study of the plantation era with a great deal of emphasis on the slave industry.

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 just below shows a few details regarding a few available museums in Christiansted.

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

Do you enjoy learning some of the history of places you visit? If yes, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites during your time in Christiansted.

A common landmark for vacationers is Scale House. It is located in downtown Christiansted. While there are not many exhibits are attractions at the Scale House, visitors can ask some of the staff all the questions you have about the history of the city and island.

Many travelers also choose to visit Customs House. It is found within downtown Christiansted. Although the Customs House is closed to the public, it is popular amongst tourists who can't seem to get over the architectural beauty. This spot is often filled with visitors snapping pictures on the sweeping staircase that leads to the entrance.

The Lutheran Church: Guests are welcome to come view the Danish architecture, and peek in the windows at the Lutheran Church. Inside, you will see memorial plaques and artifacts from Denmark.

Glance through the following chart to read more about historical sites in the area.

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

Travelers may discover some other interesting landmarks in Christiansted.

A common landmark for vacationers 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

Of course, Christiansted is home to other attractions. You can read this article regarding even more attractions if you'd like some more specifics.

 

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