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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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was closed, nothing to see. We walked up the "99 steps" and everything up there was closed. Everything around the so called Castle was in ruins. Kind of sad to look at.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was able to give our family some history about the castle because I researched it beforehand (I am a history buff and an Israeli Tour Guide). That being said, the castle was closed so we only spent about 10 minutes there. We walked up the 99 steps which was fun but there should be a little better communication about... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

After the 99 steps at the top of it the Blackbeard's Castle could be seen. It is located within 5 minutes from the steps, but if you want to go inside the Castle go early because they close early.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great day to walk and sight see, loved the rum factory at the castle and the tour, great foto opps and loved the little shops , the trinkets we brought home to the kids were worth it! the jewelry store with pieces of eight were wonderful! the water color paintings were lovely! enjoyed every minute!

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

When we went there it was listed as closed every day. It was a waste of our time to drive there. Others arrived while we where there and were disappointed as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The 99 steps were great exercise and all but..... It is closed once you get there:(. Couple of good views from there looking out.

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Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This hotel was very pretty and the staff was very friendly to us. Keep in mind it is time share also so it is likely you will have to switch rooms during your stay; however, the staff makes this very easy and moves all your things for you. The pool bar is amazing for breakfast, lunch, and drinks. The servers... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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Dunn, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 4 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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