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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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Short visit needed, but worth a stop.

The tour was very quick, mostly you were free to wander freely. Would have liked a bit more history and a longer tour. Well maintained. You don't need too much time here to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Parkland, Florida
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The tour was very quick, mostly you were free to wander freely. Would have liked a bit more history and a longer tour. Well maintained. You don't need too much time here to see it all. There are gorgeous ocean views from almost every spot on the property.

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Newton, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was a great way to learn about the history of Blackbeard. Plus the rum tasting was a plus! We purchase rum and they take it to the ship for us - this allowed us to keep shopping.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

It was so great place to stay we be back in October. I can't wait to be there .people that work there very friendly. The room was very nice and clean

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family and I stayed in the Hilltop II area which was s plus because the view fro our room was beautiful. The rooms are spacious and equipped with everything (stove, refri, utensils, etc..). The hotels had 4 restaurants which was a plus for us since we were traveling with kids and we didn't find it safe to go out... More 

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tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Interesting history and the best views. Enjoy a drink with an awesome view at outdoor bar. Great for couples and good for families as well as pirate lovers.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Closed for some reason, no notice anywhere that it was closed. Seems like a sign before you climb 99 steps in the heat would be good.

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San Leandro, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to blackboards castle and I knew something was up because our tour guide was hesitant to take us but still did so. It was closed to the public though I was able to snap a couple of pictures with my camera. A friend of mines recommended it but said the same thing about it being closed the year... More 

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Fredonia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Unless it's major Cruise Ship season, this attraction is closed. My 12 year old was very disappointed to see that his chance to be a pirate was not available. How hard can it be to allow people to walk around an old castle?

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My friends and I dined at the castle. Most people thought it was a 'real' castle but in reality if that is what you think you are going to see don't go there. If you want good food then this is a place to go!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Did not know that it was permanently closed, I had checked and planned our things to do months ago, apparently it closed 2 months ago. Walked the over 99 steps. Oh well got my cardio in I guess.

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Address: 1001 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-776-1234
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Charlotte Amalie

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