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St. Croix East End Marine Park

The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) is comprised of reefs, mangrove forests, sea grass beds and nesting sites for endangered sea turtles. STXEEMP aims to preserve marine life in St. Croix and to educate the general public. Park Rangers give free Interpretive Tours of different natural history and cultural aspects of the park.

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340-718-EEMP (3367)
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St. Croix Heritage Trail

St. Croix’s heritage trail traverses the entire island of St. Croix highlighting special sites, historical buildings, churches, flora and fauna and more. The trail is one of 50 Millennium Legacy Trails recognized by the White House Millennium Council. The St. Croix Landmarks Society provides the map at no cost.

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St. Croix Archaeological Society Museum

This museum houses a collection of artifacts from as far back as 4,000 years ago. Digs from previous cultures, including the Ortoiroid, Saladoid, Elenan Ostionoid, and Taíno tribes are displayed.

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Point Udall

Point Udall is the easternmost point of the United States. A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year's celebration in 2000 — it marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year.

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Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve

Salt River Bay is a living museum on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is a dynamic, tropical ecosystem with Prehistoric and colonial-era archeological sites and ruins. It is home to some of the largest mangrove forests in the Virgin Islands as well as coral reefs and a submarine canyon. Experience the beauty, sanctity and spirit of this place.

Please note: "Due to damage suffered from Hurricane Maria, the Salt River Bay NHP&EP Visitor Center is closed. For information about Salt River Bay - its history and natural environment - please visit the Visitor Center at Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted National Historic Site. For tours, please call the Interpretation Division at 340.773.1460."

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The Scale House

In the Scale House built in 1856, hogsheads of sugar and puncheons of rum were weighed before export. The weighmaster’s office was on the first floor and soldiers were quartered upstairs. This building replaced an 1840 wooden weighing house.

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The Customs House

The Customs House once housed Christiansted’s post office upstairs, while downstairs was used for the collection of taxes on imports and exports. The building is presently the National Park Service’s Visitor Center.

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Steeple Building - CLOSED

Built in 1750-53 by the Danish West India and Guinea Company as a Lutheran Church, the building later became a bakery, a hospital and a school.

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St. Paul’s Anglican Church

This hybrid church combines an 1812 West Indian hipped roof structure featuring classical and local details with a neo-Gothic, three-tiered tower erected in 1848. St. Paul’s Anglican Church is located on Prince Street in Frederiksted.

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St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church

Built in 1848 to meet the rising expectation of Emancipation, the church expanded shortly after construction to accommodate a growing congregation. Built from local cut stone, the west entry façade has elements of both Gothic Revival and Neoclassical style. St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church is located on Prince and Market Street in Frederiksted.

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