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Address: King St., Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340/773-1404
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This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S....

This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Could be called the Governor's House

This historical building in the downtown historical area of Charlotte Amalie is where the Governor of the Virgin Islands resides. It was built more than 150 years ago and is part... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
CyndyandByron
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Watford, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive building with pretty gardens/fountain opposite (from where there are some good views over the port). Nice place to take some photos but you cannot actually go in.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical building in the downtown historical area of Charlotte Amalie is where the Governor of the Virgin Islands resides. It was built more than 150 years ago and is part of the walking history tour. It is so different from other government mansions in that there was no security preventing the local public from admiring the government history close... More 

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Interlachen, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the place was sortof officially closed, the guard walked through with us on a limited trip. Nice guy. Good history.

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Thank Chris W
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is close to the bottom of the 99 steps (I counted 103 including the curb). When we were there, it was beautifully decorated for Christmas with roping, wreaths and large red ribbons, I walked up the stairs, and learned you had to be buzzed in, if you had government business. Since I did not, I went on.

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The presiding Governor conducts business at this location. It has a wonderful view of the harbor. St. Thomas is steeped is 400 years of history!

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Thank Terri G
Toronto, Canada
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798 reviews
342 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is one of the nicer sites to see when you're walking around the downtown area of of Charlotte Amelie as it's easy to get stuck on the shopping and other boring touristy things here, but the Governor's House is really nice and photographs well even though you're very close to it as it's hard to get a photo from... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Worth a quick stop just to see the outside of the building. Nice view of the ocean as well. If doing a self walking tour it's worth a quick stop

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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Unless you have a tour guide/book... you will walk past this white building, unnoticed. But realize, this is a nice, white building home to the Lt. Gov of the USVI. Taxpayers say this is a "Nice, white building".. like the White House in Washington, DC - nice, white..etc! erhhh - don't bother to waste time to see.

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Thank bestofspain
Bergen, Norway
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You need a well-informed guide to place this house in its correct historical context. There is not much to see, but that in fact tells you an important story of this community and its near history.

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Thank NilsMS
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We didn't know it was open to the public. Now we do. On our next visit to the island, we will have to go in and take a look around.

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