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.


Steeple Building

In case you like to expand your knowledge of unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Christiansted. To obtain complete information concerning each museum, click on the name.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is found in downtown Christiansted. As a guest, you will be able to explore the museum and look at some of the artifacts, each with a placard that will tell you more about each piece. While it may not be the most exciting for small children, anyone interested in the past, especially the often overlooked history of the pre-Columbus Caribbean, is sure to enjoy their time here.

Attractions Map

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Steeple Building. It is located within downtown Christiansted. The museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Apothecary Hall: The Apothecary Museum is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

The chart below provides you with more details regarding a few 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 Christiansted

If you like to learn about the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might want to visit a few of these historical sites while on vacation in Christiansted.

Many travelers choose to visit Scale House. It is situated 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.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Customs House. It is located in 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 Dutch architecture, and peek in the windows at the Lutheran Church. Inside, you will see memorial plaques and artifacts from Denmark.

Take a moment to look through the following table for information concerning historic sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Christiansted
Name Phone Location
Customs House (340) 773-1460 Downtown Christiansted
Fort Christiansted -- 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 experience some other worthwhile attractions in this area.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors 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.

The chart below offers some key facts regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Christiansted
Name Type Location
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail Downtown Christiansted
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 0.9 mi. Northeast of Downtown Christiansted

Bear in mind that you will find other kinds attractions available. To get more information on other attractions for Christiansted, read this article.


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