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Frederiksted is a town on the west side of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is home to Fort Frederik, built to protect the city from pirate raids and attacks from rival imperialist nations. It was named after Frederick V of Denmark, who bought the Danish West Indies in 1754.

Frederiksted is often referred to as "Freedom City" by locals. This nickname is the fact to make sure the city was the site of liberation of slaves, July 3, 1848.

Fort Frederik, is a National Historic Landmark, the red and white Fort Frederik built in the 1750s to fend off pirates. It is an excellent place to visit and learn about the importance of the USVI in world history.

There are many historic buildings in Frederiksted which has been converted into offices and shops. Customs house is an elegant eighteenth century building. There are many other buildings, including churches and public buildings. Small shops and restaurants are within a mix of historically important buildings.

Food and drink is an important part of the culture. Every festival, party, graduation, birthday, wedding or holiday celebration must eat. Local foods include a variety of Caribbean dishes. It is common to find American cuisine, restaurants with various cuisines and fast food restaurants on the island.
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