Frederiksted Travel Guide

  • Quiet street outside the Anglican church
    Quiet street outside the Anglican church
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  • Anglican cemetery across the street
    Anglican cemetery across the street
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  • Parishioner going into the church door
    Parishioner going into the church door
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Frederiksted Things to Do

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    by grandmaR Updated Aug 11, 2014

    In 2005, there were major renovations around the cruise port. At the northern end is the Clock Tower Plaza, of which I have several photos. The clock tower stands on a rise of three limestone steps circling the structure. The limestone was imported from Santo Domingo. Thinner limestone tiles decorate the bottom half of the tower. The clock has a new face and will chime on the hour. Seven flagpoles for the seven flags which at one time flew over St Croix stand in a semi-circle on the east side of the clock tower. A meandering path begins at the clock tower plaza and snakes its way through the entire waterfront area which is landscaped with several types of palm trees and indigenous flowering plants. The original walking path, along the sea, features the familiar four foot yellow "ballards," or columns, connected by heavy metal chain link. The columns have been updated with limestone caps

    One of the major buildings around the port is Fort Frederik but I don't have any really good photos of it. Fort Frederik was constructed between 1752 and 1760 by Denmark. to protect the town from pirate raids and attacks from rival imperialist nations and was named after Frederick V of Denmark, who purchased the Danish West Indies in 1754. Frederiksfort, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Frederiksted, United States Virgin Islands.

    Frederiksted was the site of the emancipation of slaves on July3, 1848 in the then-Danish West Indies. Slaves were freed at Fort Frederik on the waterfront at the northern edge of Frederiksted by Governor-General Peter von Scholten after slaves led by General Buddhoe (a slave) revolted. So Frederiksted may be referred to as "Freedom City" by locals.

    Rest rooms are being completed on the pier and there are additional rest rooms at the Oscar Henry Customs house a few feet away. A new oval sea wall, capped with limestone, provides several feet of scenic seating.

    Memorial clock tower Memorial CLock tower Fort Frederick
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  • by washburncouple Written Mar 7, 2009

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    My wife and i just returned from vacation to the virgin islands and there was one thing that was the highlight of our trip. we took an ATV Tour when we were in St Croix. This tour was so great and deffiantly worth the money!! it was 2 hours long and we got to see parts of the island that you cant see with a rental car. we were on top of the world. well, the island anyways. we had such amazing views from the top of the mountain. we looked down and saw our cruise ship and the north shore from one spot. mind you, the ship was docked on the oposit side of the island. so cool. if anyone ever takes a vacation to st croix i would highly recomend this tour. there name is geckos island adventures and they are really close to the cruise ship pier.

    our guide took this pic for us on the overlook
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  • Frederiksted Hotels

    3 Hotels in Frederiksted

Frederiksted Hotels

  • Frederiksted Hotel

    442 Strand Street, Frederiksted, St. Croix, 00840, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Cottages by the Sea

    127A Smithfield Rd, Frederiksted, 00840-3677, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel

    We stumbled onto a wonderful offer for cruisers from Sandcastle on the Beach. For $25 you get 2...

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Frederiksted Restaurants

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    by grandmaR Updated Feb 24, 2014

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    This place was recommended to me by someone who comes to St. Croix often. They said they always stopped at the Turtle Deli for lunch. So when we were finished with visiting two churches, we drove down the street on the waterfront and looked for it. When we found it, I saw that the name is actually TURTLES Deli (with an S). You can park in front and walk down the steps or you can drive around and park on the side

    Like the St. Christian Brew Pub in Christensted, there was a cat here too - very vocal and wanting to be petted. There was a sign which said this was a turtle nesting beach, but it looked a bit rocky for that. There were sea turtles painted on the ceiling and walls and turtle sculptures in various places.

    Favorite Dish: The specials board had a Kaiser Reuben special which said it was toasted rye and pumpernickel with corned beef (which I like) melted Swiss cheese and 1000 island dressing. So I got that as I was interested to see how the bread could be both rye and pumpernickel. They did the bread in a swirl pattern where one part was rye. I think they make their own bread.

    Bob got a turkey sandwich. They also have salads

    Reuben special. Turkey sandwich Street entrance Painting on the ceiling Specials board
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Frederiksted Shopping

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    by grandmaR Updated Aug 11, 2014

    The 2005 updates to this area included eight permanent vendors' booths in the Vendors Plaza. An additional eight mobile booths will be utilized on cruise ship days.

    I have not availed myself of the shopping as yet

    Vendors along the waterfront Souveniers displayed on tables Colorful clothing Street in Fredricksted Arcade type buildings with shops
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Frederiksted Off The Beaten Path

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    by grandmaR Updated Aug 18, 2014

    The Frederiksted town cemetery is across the street from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Like the town cemetery in Christensted, various areas of the cemetery are traditionally for various religions. The Lutherans ran out of space on their property so their parishioners are now buried here. The northwest section has traditionally been the Lutheran area.

    The inscribed tombstones in St. Croix's cemeteries provide an interesting record of the island's diverse cultural and social history. The CHANT (Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism) walking tour goes by this cemetery.

    part of the cemetery Main road - our rental car and the gate Police officer's grave colorful graves
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    by grandmaR Updated Feb 24, 2014

    Frederiksted maintains its original seven street by seven street city design and is host to several historic structures. Among them are St. Patrick's Catholic Church built in the 1840s and its primary school, the Customs House, the 19th Century Apothecary, and many other buildings

    Saint Patricks Catholic Church has some burials in the churchyard. The church was built in 1848 (although the sign on the gate says 1846) to meet the rising expectations of Emancipation, the church expanded shortly after construction to accommodate a growing congregation. Built from local cut stone, the west entry facade has elements of both Gothic Revival (lancet doors and windows. and Neo-Classical (paired entry columns.) The curved gable ends appear to be Spanish Baroque influenced. The interior has been altered considerable. The church, its bell tower and adjacent convent with loggias. are replete with local details

    The Moravians came as missionaries in the 1730s to convert the enslaved Africans. Their goal was to teach them skills so that they would be successful after Emancipation. The Moravian church in Frederiksted does not have a cemetery associated with it.

    St Patrick Catholic Church - one gatepost St Patricks - second gatepost Pencilized St Patricks Friedensberg Moravian Church Faith 7th Day Adventist Church,
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    by grandmaR Written Feb 24, 2014

    The English settlers attended the Anglican Church in Fredriksted. This church has some burials in the are around the church and also a old cemetery across the street. This hybrid church combines an 1812 West Indian hipped roof structure featuring classical and local details with a Neo-Gothic, three-tiered tower built in 1848. It is located on Prince Street in Frederiksted

    Steeple Graves marker in the churchyard Anglican cemetery across the street Parishioner going into the church door Bell in the churchyard
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Frederiksted Favorites

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    by vabchtraveler Written Feb 27, 2011

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    Favorite thing: As you come off the pier from your cruise ship - you'll see a row of shops in front of you. About the 5-6th store is "Polly's Internet Cafe". I didn't eat there, though it looked pretty good. But, I did use their computers. They were fairly new and the internet access was speedy. The cost was $3.00 for 15 minutes - I thought it was a good deal.

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