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Blackbeard's Castle

Address: 1001 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-776-1234
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Once the 17th-century Fort Skytsborg, Blackbeard’s Castle was re-named for the pirate who...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Once the 17th-century Fort Skytsborg, Blackbeard’s Castle was re-named for the pirate who frequently visited the island.

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Juneau, Alaska, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had heard great things about Blackbeards castle and it was on the top of the things that I wanted to visit in St. Thomas. I asked our tour guide to take us there. When we arrived there was a ticket sales & info booth. The lady told us it would $10 each to enter. I was getting my money... More 

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Pittsburgh
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We walked up the 99 steps (and the bonus five steps) only to find that it is closed every day except Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 AM till 2 PM. There is a pro he store back home that's open less often but other than that that takes the cake! It was very cool to be able to see the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Quaint. Great location. Would consider staying again. Thanks to Paul @ Diamond International. Zzzzzzzz

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

If you plan on going to blue beards castle call first and find out the tour times. It isn't even a castle just a small tower that isn't worth the drive there.

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I will start by saying that the day I went to visit Blackbeards, my fiance and I were stopped as we walked in letting us know that they had a tour already in progress, and that we could only look around outside of the tower that day... disappointing. So we walked around the tower, but there was not much to... More 

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Another reviewer got this one right when he said, "don't bother." If you take a tour, you'll be crowded in a van, and driven up the side of a mountain to a place where you easily could have walked to from the main street near the harbor. The nice thing about the tour, though, is that you will get a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Except the little tower and the beautiful houses going down the little path...there is nothing there. I would ve stay longer on the beach!

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spent the day on an island tour that include Blackbeard's castle and for us the so called castle was disappointing. While the history behind this is interesting and the pirate actor who gave a history lesson on Blackbeard was fantastic the castle itself was a let down. The views are great from there but that's about it. Others seemed... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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31 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There is no other way to enjoy this tour but to listen to Tony of Marian's Taxi Service. He is a fantastic storyteller and you will definitely want to hear the whole story of Blackbeard. The surrounding is great and a lot of opportunity for picture taking. Go check out this place.

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Medway, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect going in here. Admission was very reasonable and we had a beautiful day to explore the area. Our tour started with an introduction to Blackbeard that was informative and entertaining for our kids (13 and 7). We got to climb the tower for beautiful views (2nd oldest building on the island) then relax with... More 

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