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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Description: Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical...
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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Nice piece of history

Nice part of history but they're a killer. I was covered in sweat after making it half way up. The view is amazing, but definitely bring water with

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Nice part of history but they're a killer. I was covered in sweat after making it half way up. The view is amazing, but definitely bring water with

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It was a quick water taxi from hotel to town and we popped around and did this tour, its worth it and I actually loved the view from Blackbeards castle, it was one of my favorite pictures

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Marbella, Spain
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice place for those under 16 years old and in very good physical shape. Going UP is the problem to older folks... you can and may, suffer a heart attack.... going DOWN is FAR EASIER.... you just roll down til you stop against .. something. Easier to "take a photo"!

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Denmark
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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The stairs takes you up to the area around Blackbeard's Castle, or Down towards the old Danish historical Buildings, depending from where you are coming/going.

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Rock Hill
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30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The walk down from Blackbeard's castle gives you a good impression of life some time ago as you walk through a house furnished by the early settlers. Amazing to see what all grows on this tropic island, a nice walk down the 99 steps turning around corners to explore more.

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New Hartford, New York
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nothing to exited, just 101 steps to walk up. When you get to the top you can go on a $10 tour of the fort

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

Lovely views, much easier going down from the castle than going up. There are gardens all the way up the steps, with flowers and trees.

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

Some great views along the way; it does take some doing, but well worth it when you reach the top. Stop along the way to see the interesting sites!

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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39 helpful votes 39 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Starts at Blackbeard's castle and goes through the Pirate Museum. Its nice walk through gardens and historical sites. Helps separate reality from fiction! Best enjoyed going down instead of up! Be sure you have strong ankles!

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