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Address: 1001 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-776-1234
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Description: Once the 17th-century Fort Skytsborg, Blackbeard’s Castle was re-named for...
Once the 17th-century Fort Skytsborg, Blackbeard’s Castle was re-named for the pirate who frequently visited the island.
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We joined a 5 hr tour when we arrived with the cruise ship. And then we have a 2.5hr free time in town! We then find the "99steps",and walk up to Blackbeard’s Castle. US$10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We climbed the 99 steps to Blackbeard's Castle in the rain, only to find out it was closed indefinitely. Tried to call the number listed on the admission sign, and no answer, not even a message. There are two things you can still see. Coming around the property (from the 99 steps) you can see the statue of the Three... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We joined a 5 hr tour when we arrived with the cruise ship. And then we have a 2.5hr free time in town! We then find the "99steps",and walk up to Blackbeard’s Castle. US$10@ entrance fee. It is actually a historic walking tour. Included a Watch tower, a Britania House, a Haagensen House, an Amber Museum and Hotel 1829. In... More 

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Rosemead, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The castle is closed indefinitely and is up for sale in case anyone wants to buy a broken castle for 18m. Since 1967, a local family has accumulated and preserved almost three acres, including eight centuries-old estates, in downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. This unique compilation includes Estate Skytsborg aka: Blackbeard’s Castle, Haagensen House, Brittania House, Villa Notman, Mendlicott... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Sorry to say this awesome location has closed it's doors. I hope the community finds a buyer who will breathe new life into the history of blackbeard the Pirate. We were there on the last day. Although the historic district is intact you must discover the historic destination out side the gates of Blackbeards Castle.

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Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great for kids. They loved the blackbeard history and learning more about the history of the island.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It is now owned by a resort so they charge $10 fee per person (same for their guests) for tour. You can see some salvage obtained and some pirae history. You can take picture and complete whole tour in an hour.

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

While not a castle, and we never really knew if Blackbeard was there, this was worth the climb of >99 steps. The views were amazing! The self paced walking tour started with a great pirate discussing Blackbeard. He was awesome. We did climb the tower. Could have stayed there all day looking out. Unfortunately, we learned the property was up... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The food was great. My linguni with seafood was everything it should be for this part of the world. Like almost everything else in St. Thomas, it's pricey, but it was worth it. The weather was great.

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Hicksville, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was the last stop before we boarded our plane back to the states. What a great place is visit & walk thru the historic town, museum, houses & gardens. The tour stared w/a great presenter about how the area got it's name & Blackbeard himself (very entertaining). The views from the tower are spectacular & the preserved buildings/furnishings were... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a “must see”. They advertise a 99 step climb but if you start counting from the bottom of the hill there are many more, but well worth the climb. There is a $10 admission fee which includes an appropriately dressed pirate who is very expressive and entertaining when he tells Blackbeard’s story in front of a towering statue.... More 

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