Christiansted is a town on the northern shore of St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. On the waterfront, the Christiansted National Historic Site features several buildings from the Danish colonial era. These include the Customs House, with an elegant stairway, and Fort Christiansvaern. Originally built in the 18th century to protect the town from pirate attacks, the fort displays cannons on its battlements.
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a group of Caribbean islands and islets. A U.S. territory, it's known for white-sand beaches, reefs and verdant hills. St. Thomas island is home to the capital, Charlotte Amalie. To the east is the island of St. John, most of which comprises Virgin Islands National Park. St. Croix island and its historic towns, Christiansted and Frederiksted, are to the south.