Fort Frederik and its collection

Fort Frederik

Fort Frederik, also referred to as Frederiksfort, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark located in Frederiksted, United States Virgin Islands. The fort was constructed between 1752 and 1760 by Denmark-Norway. The primary purpose of its construction was to protect the economic interests of the natural deep water port of Frederiksted and to deter pirates.

Historical Events at Fort Frederik

In 1776, Fort Frederik was the site of the first salute from foreign soil to the newly formed United States of America. Additionally, it was from this fort that Danish Governor-General Peter von Scholten announced the emancipation of slaves on July 3, 1848.

Visiting Hours and Admission Fee

Fort Frederik houses a museum and an art gallery. The fort is open to visitors on weekdays from 8:30am to 4pm, and on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. The admission fee is $3.

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Fort Frederik

Visitor information Fort Frederik

Opening hours

9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 16:00
Sunday Closed


Normal rateUS$5.00


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Location & Map

Fredericksted, Frederiksted

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