Fort Christian Virgin Islands Museum

Local nameFort Christian Virgin Islands Museum
LocationCharlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Fort Christian is a Dano-Norwegian-built fort in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Built 1672-1680, early in the first successful colonial establishment on the island, the fort served as a critical point of defense and government during the entire period of Dano-Norwegian, and later Danish, administration, which ended in 1917 with the sale of the islands to the United States. It currently holds the St. Thomas Museum, which holds artifacts and art of the Dano-Norwegian period. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1977.The fort property was the Charlotte Amalie National Historic Site, also known as St. Thomas National Historic Site, which was a U.S. National Historic Site from December 24, 1960 until February 5, 1975, when it was disbanded and ownership was transferred to Virgin Islands, to be administered as a territorial park.: 23  It is a contributing property in the Charlotte Amalie Historic District.

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Address Forte Strade, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coordinates 18°20'26.483" N -64°55'46.899" E

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