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Today, admission was FREE to #FortChristiansvaern
! Fascinating #StCroix
history, cool Caribbean breezes, and breathtaking harbor views. Surprisingly, the cannons never had to be fired in defense but only to signal curfews and the arrivals of dignitaries and during military drills. 💣
Alexander Hamilton’s mother was even imprisoned here (by her cruel first husband when she refused to live with him). Did you know Alexander Hamilton spent his childhood in St. Croix??? 🇻🇮
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We hear you St.Croix , loud and clear , NO FILTERS REQUIRED ❤️
If you like the history of Alexander Hamilton, you need to visit St. Croix (USVI). Beautiful island and great history.
We had the opportunity to visit St. Croix before we moved to Arizona a few years ago, this is the Fort Christiansvaer the purpose of the fort was to defend the harbor against pirates, to enforce the payment of taxes on imports/exports, to deter slave insurrections, served as jail, police station and courthouse.
Hamilton's mother Rachel was imprisoned in the fort for several months by her husband Johan Lavien. (Swipe to see the jail, picture #5
) it was a small place with a small window ( you can see Danny standing at the end looking through the window). This town had so much history about the young life of Hamilton, before the revolutionary War, or became a founding father and an author of the Federalist Papers, before he established a financial system and served as the nation’s first Treasury secretary. Alexander Hamilton was an orphan struggling to survive on the Caribbean. I love to listen to the Hamilton song “Hurricane” because transport me to St. Croix.
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Come wander through 18th century buildings in one the Caribbean's few urban parks. It is a unique experience that you will never forget at #fortchristiansvaern #stcroix #usvi
Fort Christiansvaern. Pretty cool place to check out.
The fort at Christiansted, St. Croix.
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Fort Christiansvaern - built to defend the harbor against pirates, enforce the payment of taxes on imports and exports, and deter slave insurrections.