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Blackbeard's Castle

1001 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
340-776-1234
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Type: Historic Sites
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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Fond du Lac, WI
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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is part of a walking tour that includes Blackbeard's castle as the starting point, a couple of old homes in between and a rum factory at the end. Turns out the "castle" is just an old tower built by the Danes who originally owned the area. Blackbeard evidently just spend some time there. There is a tour guide for... More

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Oakland, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

So we were there and it POURED for about two hours. The nice thing about this informational and interesting tour was that we were able to see quite a few buildings while dodging raindrops. At one point, we sat in the museum on the back porch for almost an hour. The staff is nice, and the stories are entertaining....I didn't... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Although it wasn't our favorite destination on our trip to St Thomas, it was entertaining and some fun. There's a whole lot of walking involved, but you can move at your own pace, so that helps. My husband and I don't drink, so the free rum really was nothing enticing to us. We had a rental car and parked up... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The thing that made this so great was our first guide that told us the history of Blackbeard. The history and architecture are amazing. Enjoy the views. this is great for adults. Not a place for kids to run and play without getting hurt. I also enjoyed the rum tasting made in St. Thomas. If you have time worth the... More

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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Loved sitting at the outdoor bar listening to jazz. Food was good too! Especially liked the option of small plates.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We took a tour from the cruise ship, which started with a bus tour through town and overlooks of Charlotte Amalie and Magens Bay. The bus dropped us off at Blackbeard's Castle and from there we walked down hill through Britannia House, Haagensen House, and ending at the duty free shopping district. The tours through the colonial houses were the... More

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denver
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

alas, the "castle" was closed when we visited. The walk up the steps from town was not bad, but you need to be in decent shape to attempt. The views up there are killer, and it lets you see a bit more of the town than just the tourist strip

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great place! Great views from the top of the tower. Walked down the 99 stairs which actually don't start until after you have walked about 50 stairs. But was worth it. Ended up right downtown.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Walked up the 99 steps to get here, got my exercise for the day. We skipped the tour and stopped for lunch and picture taking. Good place to get a burger and have a drink.

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Hudson, WI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place is lovely and while off the beaten track is only minutes from downtown Charlotte Amalie. Beautiful grounds. A place to dine, or fine lodging. I have only eaten there. Recently reopened, it is very appealing and I was surprised at the reasonable prices for drinks and food. The food was very good. Both outdoor and indoor bars/seating. A... More

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