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    Quiet street outside the Anglican church
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    Main road - our rental car and the gate
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Frederiksted Things to Do

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    Frederiksted is often referred to as "Freedom City" by locals. This nickname has to do with the fact that the town was the site of the emancipation of slaves in the then-Danish West Indies. The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed on July 3, 1848, 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.Fort Frederik, constructed to protect the town from pirate raids and attacks from rival imperialist nations. It 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. It was built between 1752 and 1760 by Denmark.

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  • our guide took this pic for us on the overlook

    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.

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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

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Frederiksted Off The Beaten Path

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    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.

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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

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    The US Virgin Islands were originally Danish and the Danish settlers were largely Lutheran. In Frederiksted, they went to the Holy Trinity Church which is located on Hospital and Hill Street. A thick masonry wall encloses the church building and the surrounding church yard/cemetery. The sign on the wall of the church says "This modest church with its fine classical detailing was constructed in 1792 to serve its European and African communicants. The bell tower was added in 1852"

    The earliest grave marker that can still be read records a death in 1804. But most graves were marked only by traditional conch shells, which have deteriorated and in most cases, disappeared. In the 1950's, when a parish house was built in the church yard, a number of gravestones were removed from their original site and affixed to the inside of the church yard wall. It is interesting to look at some of the markers and there are English translations available on the internet.

    The first grave inside the gate - the translation reads: "HERE LIES FREDERIK v. SCHOLTEN CAPTAIN OF THE DANISH NAVY, CHAMBERLAIN KNIGHT OF DANNEBROG AND OF THE ORDER OF THE FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR ETC. BORN THE 8 APRIL 1796, DIED THE 2 DECEMBER 1853."

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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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