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Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve

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The area, which encompasses all major cultural periods in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the only known site where members of the Columbus expedition set foot on what is now U.S. territory.

The park contains the only ceremonial prehistoric ball court ever discovered in the lesser Antilles, village middens, and burial grounds. The area was a focal point of various European attempts to colonize the area during the post-Columbian period by the Spaniards, French, Dutch, English, and Danish.

The site is marked by Fort Sale, a remaining earthworks fortification from the Dutch period of occupation.



Email - chri_superintendent@nps.gov

Fax- 340 773 5995

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c/o Christiansted National Historic Site
Danish Custom House, Kings Wharf
Christiansted, VI 00820-4611

Visitor Information - 340 773 1460

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These outdoors activities are available near Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve.
 Public Lands Near Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve:
Buck Island Reef National Monument, Christiansted - VI , 0 miles away
Virgin Islands National Park, St Thomas - VI , 39 miles away

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