Saint Croix, is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. St. Croix is the largest of the islands in the territory.
19 imagesFort Frederik in St. Croix, U.S.V.I., is a National Historic Landmark, the red and white Fort Frederik was built in the 1750's to ward off pirates. In 1776, the first salute from foreign soil to the new nation of the United States of America was fired from the fort. It is from this fort that Danish Governor Peter Von Scholten emancipated the slaves on July 3rd, 1848.
15 imagesFrederiksted is a town on the west end of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is home to 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. 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.
19 imagesRainbow beach is a small, sandy bay located near Frederiksted, St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Rainbow Beach features Rhythms at Rainbow Beach Bar and Restaurant famous for the song "Lime in the Coconut".