Christiansted National Historic Site


Christiansted National Historic Site was established in 1952 through the initiative of concerned local citizens. The parks mandate is twofold - to preserve the historic structure and grounds within its boundaries, and to interpret the Danish economy and way of life here between 1733 and 1917. The park consists of seven acres centered on the Christiansted waterfront/wharf area. On the grounds are five historic structures: Fort Christiansvaern (1738), the Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse (1749), the Steeple Building (1753), Danish Custom House (1844), and the Scale House (1856). The National Park Service uses these resources to interpret the drama and diversity of the human experience at Christiansted during Danish sovereignty, colonial administration, the military and naval establishment, international trade (including the slave trade), religious diversity, architecture, trades, and crime and punishment. You are invite you to explore this unique part of America's heritage!


Seasonality / Weather

The site is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.. daily. The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. The park is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.



From the airport take the Melvin Evans Highway Route 66 east to Route 70 east into the historic town of Christiansted. The park is located at the bottom of King Street.


The islands are reached by several airlines and cruise ships. The St Croix airport is known as the Henry E. Rohlesen Airport. Car rental is available from the several major companies.