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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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Day Tour After Zipline Adventure

The tower and rock waterfall are the highlights along with the gift shop's pirate displays. Beautiful gardens and view. Quite a few steps though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The tower and rock waterfall are the highlights along with the gift shop's pirate displays. Beautiful gardens and view. Quite a few steps though.

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Rock Hill
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As well done as the presentation about Blackbeard was, the tour onto the top of the castle (it's a tower) was impossible. Imagine about 50 to 60 visitors having to wait in line as only eight could go up at a time. And then is started to rain - St. Thomas must get a lot of rain! - we skipped... More 

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Stephentown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike had a great time and learned some things, Great view, they gave us a lot of time to look around and take photos. I didn't dislike a thing

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the story told by a Pirate, the castle is very mall but it has a great view of the bay. I also enjoyed looking in the colonial type houses included as part of the walking tour. I enjoyed the whole experience and reasonably priced at $10.

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Bradford, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Loved the castle the first time we went to see it. Sadly, the second time it was closed because there wasn't enough "cruise" bookings. Too bad...should have at least had some parts open after the 99 step climb in 90 degree heat!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to see this attraction as part of a tour.Was slightly disappointed as it seems to be set up for the tourist fraternity and was not really a historical event.The guy who was the story teller was funny and pandered to the audience which was OK by me.The way down from the attraction is a long way down with many... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The "castle" isn't a castle and it was not built by Blackbeard. It is really just a small silo with room for only 8 people at a time, so lines can be long. The houses that were a part of the museum were good, but overall even just $10 was steep for a self tour with not even a brochure... More 

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went on an excursion that included Megen's Bay and then a trip to Blackbeards "castle". So this guy dresses as a pirate and goes through this story of how bad Blackbeard was, including how he died. After a while I discover that not only was it not his "castle" but he didn't live anywhere near there! It's a tower... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was modernized in areas but still very interesting , maintaining some of the history , the story teller was very informative

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was more like a B&B nothing fancy about the room though they were comfortable and clean. The views are what stoke the show! Free breakfast and just short 150 stairs from town! Rich with history-- Friendly helpful service!

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