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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, Cultural
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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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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Just finished a return visit to Blackbeards. Can't say enough how wonderfully we were treated! The ofice manager, Chris, was great! Such a wonderful personality and he treated us like family! Our first night there, we arrived late, after hours. I had called and spoken to Tony, and he assured me that even though he would normally be leaving at... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This was our second year at Blackbeard's Castle. Six of us stayed here the night before and the night after a week on a charter boat. Last year we chose this property based on location, price, and all of the onsite activities and attractions. We returned this year for the same reasons, but were absolutely blown away by the courtesy,... More

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California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I love pirate lore and actually learned a thing or two. Enjoyed the view from the tower and touring the houses and climbing the tower. Staff was helpful and friendly. In particular I enjoyed learning about why the brick walls throughout the island are so colorful. All in all worth the visit, but start from the top and walk down... More

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Though it is not really a castle, the history and location of the place is spectacular. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. It is a little touristy, but it's worth it. The views from the top of the tower are the best I've found in St. Thomas- they do not disappoint! The walk down the hill through a couple of... More

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west midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had a really good time here . Doesn't cost a lot , St Thomas is s nice island in general . Very Americanised . Worth a visit if your in the area .

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Clifton Forge, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Best $10 spent in St. Thomas! Climb the 99 steps to Blackbeard's Castle where a guide tells a great story about Blackbeard the Pirate. Then climb up the tower for a great view! Coming down there are a couple houses to sop in & tour and read about the 3 ladies who burned down the town. A nice bar is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

So the name "Blackbeard's Castle" is a bit of a stretch, surely designed to bring in tourists who know no better. The tower itself was a watchtower for Fort Christian on the bay below, and would have been an excellent vantage point for that fort. The truth of its usage is far more interesting than implying its ownership by a... More

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed on Villas III the first week and Pirates Pension the 2nd week. The view is great from almost any place there. Note of warning...it's quite a hike up a bunch of stairs to get from Pirates Pension to the pool area.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The storyteller was so good you almost believed he had a firsthand experience on board the pirate ship with Blackbeard! The views are spectacular from this vantage point.

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Brooklyn, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great grounds, but only open a few hours and only a few days per week, not everyday! Check the hours before you go,. it's Monday thru Thursday 9am-2pm I believe.

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