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99 Steps

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The steps are surrounded by pretty foliage. There are some charming buildings nearby. If you're in the mood to climb some stairs and snap an unusual picture, then I say "Go For It!

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Blue Hill, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Dutch architects way back when decided to tackle all the hill sides with steps. Everywhere. I created my own walking tour and found the 99 steps as I was on my way back down into town. The view is gorgeous at the top of town, and the steps are really easy to walk and are well spaces. CAREFUL though,... More

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San Jose, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The family and I went for this walking tour. Great view and this is the older part of town. The walk was really good and one can visit the Blackbeards castle at the top of these steps - remember it open only on Mondays and Tuesdays if I remember the note there correct.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A must do for all ages and don't forget to count the steps as the name is misleading. Also be careful as some of the steps are broken.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Upon leaving Black Beard's Castle, we saw the signs to the 99 Steps; and, our daughter wanted to hit those on the way back to the car (off to the right side when walking down). In theory, the 99 steps should be of interest to historians; however, I would estimate that 20% of the steps in the stairs are actually... More

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Athol, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The 99 (+) steps are located behind Government Hill or the Emancipation Gardens. Go toward the 1829 house and climb the hill to the right of it. Bring water with you because you wont realize it, but you will be very thirsty by the time you are up and then back down again. Be careful of the narrow streets. We... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We happened across the steps on our way to Blackbeard's Castle, which we walked to. I'm not sure I'd have sought out of the steps for the sake of seeking them out though. Just a bunch of steps leading up a hill really. However they do take you to higher ground which affords you great views of St. Thomas so...that's... More

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our family of 4 set out to visit some of the historical sites of St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie when we were in port with our cruise. We stopped by the information center and the gentlemen was very helpful including a map. This was free of charge. We set out on a 30 minute walk around the harbor to arrive in Charlotte... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We did the 99 steps (which we were told it was actually 102 by one person and 103 by someone else!) on our walking tour. It's pretty much just some old steps - nothing overly exciting. But, it did make for some pretty cool pictures of our kids running up them & we didn't need to go out of our... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The 99 steps is a part of Black Beards (the infamous pirate) Castle in the town of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Island in the US Virgin Islands.

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