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99 Steps

Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these...
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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical 99 steps (the actual count is 103) were built from the ballast bricks of the tall ships coming from the old world, which would then return to Europe loaded with products from the islands.
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Valatie, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The 99 steps is something you should do when visiting Charlotte Amalie. It offers the opportunity for some great views of the island, and some historical sites as well. Walk up to Blackbeard's castle (definitely recommended, great story teller, and interesting history) and then take the trail back down through all the historic houses and museums. Note Blackbeard's Castle has... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Toured historic home on the way down which was also very interesting. A highlight of the trek down was encountering the "Amber waterfall" a truly amazing artistic display.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This was a part of our tour for the day with Tim's Tours. He dropped us off at Blackbeard's Castle, which, unfortunately, was closed that day. We took the stairs down which lead us through some lovely neighborhoods and the opportunity to view great scenery. Homes, lush gardens, narrow streets and local flair. We ended up at the "Bell" and... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Just finding the steps was fun, wa.king around town and all. But once we found them it was worth the exercise to the top. Very old and historic steps. Happy walking!

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Niagara Falls
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The 99 steps tour leads from Blackbeard's Castle into the town. There are a couple historic homes to tour as well as some nice gardens. All the steps are down, none up, so easy to do.

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Gave you a little exercise after eating a delicious meal. Also, I like looking at all the vegetation on trips up and down.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We began our walk from Inn at Blackbeard's Castle and went down (which was easy) and then up (which was a tad harder). Yes, there are more than 99 steps, because I think my hubby counted them. This is defintely not a "must do" on St. Thomas, but I think that this is a fun thing to do to burn... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Was very easy going down the steps but after a cup of rum....it was a little more difficult to climb! Beautiful grounds and views. The porch extended to appreciate the views.

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Annapolis, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I think there were more than 99 steps, but the walk down was o.k. The houses we went through were nice and the view as we descended was lovely.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

99 steps is a cool place to visit. It is a good photo opportunity and it show cases some of the historical architecture of the city. The steps take you right up to Blackbeard's castle and down to the city.

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